In a recent interview, Jordan Poyer told Mike Giardi that he wanted to stay with the Buffalo Bills.
This offseason the Buffalo Bills focused on bringing in talent to bolster this roster but they also had to think about how to keep some key players past the 2020 season. At the start, Tre’Davious White, Dion Dawkins, Matt Milano and Jordan Poyer could have potentially been entering their final season with the Bills.
However, Brandon Beane picked up the fifth year option on White and was also able to work out a contract extension with Jordan Poyer. The two-year contract extension now keeps the safety in Buffalo through the 2022 season.
Poyer has been a key part of a defense that has ranked near the top of the league against the pass the past two seasons so keeping him, alongside Micah Hyde was critical.
In a recent interview, Mike Giardi asked about what went into those negotiations and Poyer said alot. He said he has been part of this change since 2017 and wanted to see it through and return.
While this may be what fans expect players to say, it feels like there is more truth to this as the culture has certainly changed under Sean McDermott. The team has had the most success on the field since probably the early 1990s and there is excitement building which gives players a reason to want to stay.
It is ‘bittersweet’ having Tom out of the division
One of the top storylines in the AFC East has been the departure of Tom Brady and the logical thought would be that players outside of New England would be celebrating it. This makes the division race as wide open as it has been in two decades.
However, for Jordan Poyer he say it is bittersweet having Tom Brady out of the division. As he mentions, he believes he is 0-9 against the former Patriots quarterback and it certainly sounds like he would have liked to have one more chance to come away with a win. This past season, the Bills were close with a 16-10 loss at home in Week 4 and then a 24-17 loss on the road in Week 16.
If Jordan Poyer is going to have a chance this year to beat Tom Brady it can only happen in the Super Bowl as the Buffalo Bills will not face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this regular season.