The Buffalo Bills have finally signed their top draft-pick, former Penn State DE Aaron Maybin. Until the signing Maybin had remained one of only three first-round picks from this year’s draft to remain unsigned. Through a series of dialogue between the two sides on Wednesday, significant progress was made leading to Thursday’s breakthrough five-year deal worth as much as $25 Million.
With the Bills breaking camp both sides wanted to get the details ironed out as soon as possible in order to get Maybin up to speed before the Bills season opener.
“Ecstatic, overjoyed, whatever you want to call it, that’s me,” said Maybin, who flew from Baltimore to Buffalo to sign the deal. “I’ve been smiling from ear to ear for the entire day, man, ever since I got off the plane.”
It’s easy to smile knowing that you’ll have roughly $5 Million coming your way before ever having stepped onto the practice field. Now it’s time for the rookie to get to work and do what he was brought to Buffalo to do: to wipe the smiles off the smug faces of Sanchez, Brady, and Pennington.