Bills’ Dawson Knox is NFL’s best tight end through 5 weeks, and Travis Kelce helped him do it

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Orchard Park, N.Y. — When Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox began working out this past offseason, he surely heard some of the noise created by season-ending comments from general manager Brandon Beane.

“At the end of the year (in 2020), Dawson started to get his groove,” Beane said. “But it was never where the opposing defense was like, ‘Man, we’ve got to stop their tight ends from going off.’”

A lot has changed in 10 months.

After just five games this season, Knox leads all tight ends with five touchdown receptions. He’s tied for second among all pass catchers, trailing only Los Angeles Chargers receiver Mike Williams (6). According to Pro Football Reference, Knox has been targeted 24 times and has only dropped one pass. He’s all of a sudden one of Josh Allen’s most trusted targets and has played more snaps than All Pro slot receiver Cole Beasley in Buffalo’s last four games.

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