La Canfora: Bills have the best roster in the AFC East and it 'doesn't appear to be particularly close'


The hype surrounding the 2020 Buffalo Bills is prevalent with many around the National Football League, even before a single snap has been taken this year. With the additions made by the Bills since the start of the offseason, plus the uncertainties surrounding the other teams in the AFC East, the Bills are a favorite to win the division for the first time in several years.

CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora is someone else that is high on the Bills, as he discussed in his 2020 NFL season predictions.

The NFL offseason is basically over. Rosters are basically set. Here are the teams I see going to the playoffs:

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) May 6, 2020

In his preseason predictions, La Canfora has the Bills winning the AFC East, saying, "They have the best roster in this division and it doesn't appear to be particularly close to me right now. Even if Josh Allen is more of a project than a solution, as long as he protects the football and does his thing with his legs they will be in the playoffs again. Top-five defense and Stefon Diggs will be a game changer."

The Bills were active on all fronts this offseason with the free agent signings of players like defensive end Mario Addison, defensive tackles Quinton Jefferson and Vernon Butler, linebacker A.J. Klein, and cornerback Josh Norman. Perhaps the biggest addition to the roster this offseason was the acquisition of Diggs, who comes to the Bills after having five successful seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

At the 2020 NFL Draft nearly two weeks ago, Buffalo added seven young assets to the roster, including defensive end A.J. Epenesa, running back Zack Moss, wide receivers Gabriel Davis and Isaiah Hodgins, and quarterback Jake Fromm.

The Bills will know what their schedule looks like for the 2020 season when the league releases its league-wide schedule on Thursday at 8 p.m. You can hear live coverage of the schedule release on WGR starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday with Nate Geary and Joe DiBiase.