Bass was taken by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 188th overall. Heath Farwell, the special teams’ coordinator for the Bills, revealed that while other pro days were being canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, he was still in Georgia and was able to attend Bass’s pre-draft workout.
On May 7, 2020, Bass agreed to a four-year, $3.475 million deal with the Bills.
After sharing practice videos showing himself kicking field goals of 50 and 60 yards while taking just one stride towards the football, he later attracted widespread notice.
Bass defeated incumbent placekicker Stephen Hauschka to win the starting place during a condensed training camp; the Bills released Hauschka on August 27, 2020. For weekly practice sessions with the team’s long snapper and holder, Bass traveled from South Carolina to Birmingham, Alabama, a distance of two and a half hours.
On September 13, 2020, Bass made his professional debut against the New York Jets. He made all three of his extra point attempts, but just two of his four field goal attempts. His first attempt, which he made from 38 yards out, was controversial since it appeared that the ball had sailed above the upright but it was not tallied.
Why does Tyler Bass have 1 eye black?
Bass remarked that it’s merely a coincidence that gets his blood pounding. “It’s simply something I do. Sometimes it makes me feel like more than a kicker,”
Bass explained via video conference. “I sort of use it, and it gives me a little confidence, and it’s just something I do.”
Bass added perspective by saying that merely utilizing one of them is respect to his grandmother. Bass added that he had used only one in his final collegiate game and ascribed it to her because the game was to raise awareness for breast cancer.