5 potential landing spots for Kyle Rudolph this offseason

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Buffalo Bills

Kyle Rudolph still has plenty of football left in his 31-year-old body and he should garner plenty of interest on the open market this offseason. This could allow Rudolph to have his pick of interested teams and if he decides to go for one that has legitimate playoff aspirations, he could choose the Bills.

Buffalo is definitely an up-and-coming team and one that looks like they will be in the thick of the AFC mix for the foreseeable future. Being a team that is in the playoff hunt, they’ll be looking to add weapons that can push them over the hump, and they could deem Rudolph as one of those.

The former Vikings tight end could be a huge help to young Bills quarterback Josh Allen and give him a big reliable safety valve to dump off to when he’s under pressure. Rudolph has shown the ability to make plays on the fly and he knows how to get open if a play breaks down. This should help Allen get out of some sticky situations without risking his health by running and putting his body in harm’s way.

Rudolph will also be a huge asset for Allen in the red zone and he can be a mentor to young tight ends like Dawson Knox and Tyler Kroft. This move would also pair Rudolph with his former Vikings teammate Stefon Diggs and former Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier who happens to be the Bills, defensive coordinator.

There’s plenty of reasons why Rudolph to Buffalo makes sense, and him finishing out his career with the Bills is a definite possibility.