Buffalo Bills 2019 Season Player Awards
Defensive Player of the Year
Winner: Tremaine Edmunds
Another former first round pick, Tremaine Edmunds played a pivotal role in this defense as middle linebacker. He is essentially the quarterback of the defense, getting the plays from the sideline, calling out adjustments all prior to the snap.
At only 21 years of age, Edmunds is able to handle all pre-snap responsibilities as well as produce after the snap. He just finished his second year in the league with over 100 total tackles, leading the Bills’ defense in that category. The more impressive stat, as mentioned previously, is Edmunds played every defensive snap for the Bills in 2019.
McDermott had a great middle linebacker in Carolina when he was defensive coordinator in Luke Kuechly. At this rate, Edmunds will be in the same discussion with Kuechly in the near future.