Jordan Poyer earns first AFC Defensive Player of the Week award

Jordan Poyer, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Jordan Poyer, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

The Buffalo Bills made a big comeback last week against the Baltimore Ravens and also finally won a close game with their 23-20 victory in Week 4. One of the big reasons for their victory was the performance of Jordan Poyer.

The Bills safety would finish the game with six total tackles, three passes defended and two second-half interceptions. While the offense wasn’t able to capitalize on the first interception, the second interception set the offense up to go down the field for the game-winning field goal.

There is no question that Jordan Poyer was one of the best players on the field, for either team, in Week 4. He was now recognized on Wednesday as the best defensive player in the AFC after winning his first AFC Defensive Player of the Week award.

Jordan Poyer playing some of the best football of his career

This season was going to be interesting for Jordan Poyer as he was looking for a new contract during the offseason with him entering the final year. The two sides weren’t able to reach an agreement and he is now set to be a free agent after the season.

Since Poyer joined the Buffalo Bills in 2017, he has been a key part of the defense and formed one of the top safety duos in the league with Micah Hyde.

However, with Hyde out for the remainder of the season, it could mean Jordan Poyer takes on a bigger role and expands on what he has shown over the past five years. In only three games played, Poyer has four interceptions and is only one short of his season-high of five, which he set last year.

He also has 12 total tackles and six passes defended this season.

The Buffalo Bills’ secondary has faced plenty of adversity to begin the year with injuries but as long as Poyer is on the field, this group will be able to maintain that high level of play.