Could the Bills bring Poz back? What a nice way for a great career to come full circle as Posluszny will most likely be signing the last of his multi-year contracts this off-season. If the Bills are willing to spend more than they would to keep Preston Brown, Poz offers some intrique.
First, of course Poz can play in McDermott’s defense. When he left the Bills in free agency for the EXACT same contract offer from the Jags, it wasn’t because he needed palm trees, but rather he preferred a 4-3 defense over the Bills conversion into a 3-4 under Mike Pettine. The Bills are back in a 4-3 defense, so check that off the list.
Second, the Bills head coach could employ Poz the same way he did Luke Kuechly or Thomas Davis in Carolina. McDermott has proven to get good on field production from some of the older NFL linebackers. That should bode well for Poz as he could be on his way to the Hall of Fame. Part of getting to the Hall of Fame is longevity, which the Bills could extend.
What Poz brings to the defense is the defensive leader McDermott wants. Yet at age 33, Poz isn’t the long term fix for the position.
The Jaguars have a lot of young talent on their defense. Perhaps, Posluszny wouldn’t get long term deal to keep their salary cap flexible for those young stars? At 33 years old, he has a few strong seasons left, and joining a playoff team keeps him in the hunt for a championship. It also won’t hurt that the Bills owners are major Penn St backers.
This style of defense isn’t leaving Buffalo anytime soon, in Jacksonville their defensive coordinator is getting Head Coaching looks so there’s no promises they stay as a 4-3 defense for multiple years.