Vontae Davis chose to sign with the Buffalo Bills over several other teams, and this move could potentially signal a big offseason for the team.
This move may result in the departure of E.J. Gaines, so the team is clearly banking on Davis returning to his old ways when healthy. He is also a cheaper option, as he only signed a one-year deal.
One takeaway from this signing is the fact Davis chose the Bills in the first place. And this comes before free agency even begins, as Davis was allowed to sign whenever after being cut during the season.
Davis is not the first relevant free agent to sign with the Bills. This is known. However, he did look at this team in 2018 and pick them over several others. That means he saw something he liked, and his decision could help influence other free agents in March.
Bills fans have enough pride to where no one will be running around screaming “he chose us!” Still, fans should be excited and see it as potentially the start of a monster offseason for this team.
The veteran Davis can serve as source for other players considering the Bills, and can share his reasoning for joining the team. Football is a business full of networking and connections, so hopefully Davis has some famous friends in need of a new contract.
I don’t mean to imply that the Bills are going to lure all the big name players, but this is a different team than what fans have been used to over the past two decades. The Bills are a legitimate contender and have built something that players tired of losing will want to join. Even players like Davis, who have won, may see the special thing happening in Buffalo and want to join in on the fun.
Everyone wants the chance to beat Tom Brady, so the Bills have that selling point as well.