How Tyler Bass recruited Matt Breida to Bills

Breida signed a one-year with the Bills this past Thursday

The Buffalo Bills are one of the top organizations in the National Football League. With an outstanding head coach and young quarterback, they seem poised to contend for decades.

Veteran running back Matt Breida admires all of those qualities about Buffalo. But he says kicker Tyler Bass’ experience in Orchard Park was the most attractive selling point.

Above all, Bass told Breida the Bills are a family, just like the 2019 NFC Championship winning San Francosco 49ers.

“Just by him saying how much the coaches and team is very close,” Breida told reporters on a Zoom conference call on Monday. “I go back to my days when I was with the 49ers. I think that was a part of the big reason why we went to the Super Bowl, and I feel like that’s part of the big reason why the Bills had so much success last year going until the end of the season. They were one game away from the Super Bowl. I feel like they have the right chemistry, they have the right guys on the team. I think it’s a good fit for me.”

Bass and Breida were teammates at Georgia Southern from 2015-16. The Bills signed Breida to a one-year contract as a free agent this past Thursday, while the team selected Bass last year in the sixth round of the NFL Draft.

Like other veterans, Breida seemingly gave up opportunities elsewhere to be part of Buffalo’s operation. Devin Singletary and Zack Moss are the team’s top-two backs, and if the Bills add another running back at the top of the NFL Draft, Breida could find himself fighting for playing time.

But at least he’ll be doing it on a Super Bowl contender. Breida knows what it takes to get there, and the Bills have it.