Dawson Knox: Bills adding Zach Ertz would be great for competition

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The Bills created more than $7.8 million in cap space for the 2021 season when they restructured wide receiver Stefon Diggs‘ contract last week and that gave rise to thoughts about how they might use it.

One possibility would be a move for Eagles tight end Zach Ertz. Ertz has been on the trade block the entire offseason and the Bills were mentioned as a landing spot before the cap maneuvering took place.

Such a move would impact the playing time of Dawson Knox, Jacob Hollister and other tight ends already in Buffalo, but Knox said he’d welcome the addition.

“How I look at that stuff, whoever they bring in, that’s just great competition for the room,” Knox said, via USAToday.com. “I love that Jacob is here, I’ve enjoyed getting to know him. I think no matter who they bring in, it just elevates everyone’s level of play. No matter who they bring in, whether it’s a rookie or an All-Pro like Zach, I think it’ll be great just to elevate competition. Iron sharpens iron.”

Knox led Buffalo tight ends with 24 catches last season. Should they acquire Ertz, it’s likely a lot more passes will be headed in the direction of the tight end in 2021.

6 responses to “Dawson Knox: Bills adding Zach Ertz would be great for competition

  1. Knox needs to worry more about his hands and consistency, not competition and friendship, .
    Production is what maters.
    “Flashes” do not add up to a 5th year option..

  2. It’s a long season, especially for teams like the Bills who are super bowl contenders, so injuries are part of the equation, and you can never have too many good players.

  3. george1859 says:
    June 7, 2021 at 7:37 am
    Knox needs to worry more about his hands and consistency, not competition and friendship, .
    Production is what maters.
    “Flashes” do not add up to a 5th year option.

    Luckily Knox does not need to worry about a fifth year option as a third round draft pick…

  4. herecomesthereignagain says:
    June 7, 2021 at 9:35 am
    george1859 says:
    June 7, 2021 at 7:37 am
    Knox needs to worry more about his hands and consistency, not competition and friendship, .
    Production is what maters.
    “Flashes” do not add up to a 5th year option.

    Luckily Knox does not need to worry about a fifth year option as a third round draft pick…

    Facts.
    His numbers (also facts) don’t add up.
    C-ya Knox

  5. Hate to see Ertz go, but we luckily have Goedert who can play at a high level filling that gap. Good luck with Ertz moving- not an easy trick to get the right compensation for both the the player and the Eagles. Whoever picks him up will be doing cartwheels- he’s very good- top3 or top5 TE. (JMHO)

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