Buffalo Bills 2021 Player Profile: Safety Jordan Poyer
Is this the year that Buffalo Bills starting safety, Jordan Poyer makes the Pro Bowl?
The Buffalo Bills signed Jordan Poyer as a free agent in 2017 and he immediately stepped in as starting safety alongside Micah Hyde. These two compliments each other very well based on their skill set and are a strength of this secondary and defense as a whole.
The Bills understood what they have with Jordan Poyer and agreed to a contract extension last offseason. He responded with one of the best seasons of his career but it still wasn’t enough to reach the Pro Bowl. Is this coming the season when Poyer is finally selected to his first career Pro Bowl?
Weight: 191 pounds
Years of Experience: 9
In 2020, Jordan Poyer played all 16 regular season games and finished the regular season with 124 total tackles (which was a career high), four QB hits, two sacks, 2 interceptions, 5 passes defended, and two forced fumbles.
Expectations for the 2021 season with the Buffalo Bills
It should be more of the same from Jordan Poyer this coming season which will likely be another season with over 100 total tackles, a few turnovers, and being a key part of the secondary and this defense.
It is rather remarkable that this type of stat line is just to be expected from the Buffalo Bills starting safety and it is almost something that is taken for granted. He has been one of the most consistent defenders on this defense since Sean McDermott took over the Buffalo Bills in 2017.
However, if Jordan Poyer wants to make the Pro Bowl he will likely need to improve his turnover numbers. He has shown at times that he can put up big interception totals with five in 2017 and four in 2018.
If Jordan Poyer can replicate the 2017 interception totals with the 2020 total tackles total, he should finally get that trip to the Pro Bowl.