Buffalo Bills make right call extending Jordan Poyer now
The Buffalo Bills front office made a smart move extending Jordan Poyer now instead of waiting until next offseason.
While the Buffalo Bills have been working to bring in more talent to bolster their roster, they also made sure to keep the talent they already have. One of those moves came on Tuesday when it was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that the Bills and Jordan Poyer agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $20.5 million.
The extension now keeps Poyer with the Buffalo Bills through the 2022 season and is a nice pay increase from the the four-year, $13 million dollar contract he signed in 2017.
Jordan Poyer was one of the first signings by Sean McDermott when he took over as Buffalo Bills’ head coach and it has paid off. At the time he was a bit of an unknown and when the Bills signed him as a free agent, it didn’t come with much fanfare.
However, he was paired with Micah Hyde and over the past three seasons they have grown to become one of the top safety duos in the league. As a member of this Buffalo Bills’ defense, Poyer has 302 total tackles, five sacks, 11 interceptions and 22 passes defended.
While Poyer had one year left on the four-year contract he signed, this was the offseason to get an extension done. The Bills have a number of candidates who could be in line for new deals, and Poyer was one of them.
The last thing the front office would want is for him to play through this season and be inclined to test the free agency market next offseason and potentially lose him. At only 28 years of age, Poyer still has plenty of good football ahead of him and as previously mentioned he has been a crucial part of this stout secondary.
This is just another move the Bills have made in what has been a great start to the offseason.