3 Biggest Pro Bowl snubs on Buffalo Bills roster
By Randy Gurzi
2. Jordan Poyer
The Bills have two studs playing safety for them in Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. Hyde joined the team in 2017 after a good start to his career with the Green Bay Packers. He was even a Pro Bowl selection during his first campaign with Bills that saw him record 82 tackles and five interceptions.
He was a big part of their defensive success when they ended their long playoff drought that season and has been as instrumental this season. But he hasn’t been the best safety for them this season as Poyer is playing great football.
Just like Hyde, Poyer joined Buffalo in 2017 but he wasn’t a big-name signing like his fellow safety. Poyer was a seventh-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2013 but wasn’t able to stick around for long.
He then spent four seasons with the Cleveland Browns before joining Buffalo as their starting free safety. Poyer made an immediate impact, picking off five passes and racking up 95 tackles. He followed that up with 100 tackles and four picks in 2018.
Poyer enters the final two games with 91 tackles this season which means he has a realistic shot at recording a career-high for himself. He has seen a small drop in picks, getting just two this season.
One of those came in the end zone as the Pittsburgh Steelers we’re trying to make a comeback in the one-score game.
Poyer has yet to be named to the Pro Bowl and it feels as though this should have been the year for him to do so.