The Buffalo Bills and Tyler Kroft have agreed to terms on a three-year, $18.75 million contract. Kroft joins the Bills slim tight end group, as only Jason Croom is under contract. Croom was the Bills best tight last season but still ranked 40th in the league with 22 catches for 259 yards and only one touchdown.
The #Bills have agreed to terms with TE Tyler Kroft on a 3-year deal worth $18.75M ($6.25M per year), source said. It can be worth $21M.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
Once the Bills released Charles Clay last month it became clear that there was going to be players added at the tight end position. The Bills are looking to build an offense around second-year quarterback Josh Allen.
Kroft, the ex-Bengal, had his season cut short last year when he broke a bone in his foot. The contract that the Bills offered is based on the two previous seasons. In 2017, Kroft played and started in all 16 games for the Bengals. He replaced Cincinnati’s Pro Bowl tight end, Tyler Eifert, last season, who got hurt in training camp. He was able to haul in 42 of his 62 targets for 404 yards and seven touchdowns. Kroft is also a solid blocker who can help in the run game.
This signing makes sense for both the Bills and Kroft, as the team is getting an upgrade at the tight end position. Kroft is getting paid starting-tight end money with the hope he can pick up where he left off last season.
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