1) RYAN FITZPATRICK: Not exactly a household name on the NFL landscape, Fitzpatrick turned heads last season as the Bills quarterback. He amassed 23 touchdowns, 3,000 yards, and posted a QB rating of 81.8 in the fourteen games he started. Throw in the fact he accomplished this behind a patchwork offensive line plagued by injuries playing in a less than ideal climate for a passer, it is an impressive feat. There is no reason for Fitzpatrick to not improve on his breakout season after a full training camp and preaseason as the starter. After all, nothing enhances performance and confidence like job security.
2) STEVE JOHNSON AND LEE EVANS: Steve Johnson emerged as a playmaker and go-to-guy for Buffalo in 2010. The fourth year player out of Kentucky was given the chance to show what he can do, and he “ran” with it. With 82 receptions, over 1,000 yards, and 10 touchdowns, Johnson gave a boost to a stagnant offense. He seems to have a chemistry with Fitzpatrick that fits his gunslinger quarterback style perfectly. This chemistry can only improve. Career Bill Lee Evans, who put up career lows in every category last season, is expected to return to form after missing the last three games of the season with an ankle injury. Coach Chan Gailey says he plans to use Evans as more than just a deep-ball threat, which is an excellent idea because the guy is a proven playmaker with the ball in his hands. If both Johnson and Evans stay healthy, the Bills offense could become quite the air show.