His production helped the Bills clinch another postseason berth.
But individually, Knox also reaped the rewards of his breakout season by signing a four-year contract extension.
Source: #Bills TE Dawson Knox gets a four-year, $53.6 million extension with over $31 million guaranteed.
“I love the people in Buffalo, hopefully I’ll be here a long time,” Knox said this week, noting fan support after his brother’s passing. This ensures he’ll remain a while.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 7, 2022
NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo tweeted, “Source: #Bills TE Dawson Knox gets a four-year, $53.6 million extension with over $31 million guaranteed. ‘I love the people in Buffalo. Hopefully, I’ll be here a long time,’ Knox said this week, noting fan support after his brother’s passing. This ensures he’ll remain a while.”
Knox took some time off the squad after the passing of his younger brother Luke, who played linebacker at Florida International.
Aside from the moment of silence before their second preseason game, Bills fans also raised $250,000 for the P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative.
Most of the donations were $16.88 to coincide with the brothers’ jersey numbers.
While Knox is still in a state of grief, he will also prepare for the upcoming NFL season.
If his 2021 numbers are any indication, his stock is trading up, and quarterback Josh Allen will involve him more on offense.
After all, he is a big target that will be useful during third-down and goal-line situations.
Knox Getting The Bag
The new contract ties Knox with the Bills until at least 2026.
Meanwhile, his $13.4 million annual average value makes him one of the highest-paid tight ends in the league.
The Cleveland Browns’ David Njoku completes the top five after receiving an extension this offseason that averages $13.6 million.
Knox will have an opportunity to showcase his talent against the Los Angeles Rams on September 8 to open up the 2022 NFL season.