As free agency gets closer, the likelihood seems to grow that Jordan Poyer will be playing for a different team in 2023 and the Buffalo Bills will be searching for his replacement this offseason.
The challenge for general manager Brandon Beane is that he isn’t going to have as much cap space to work with as he had in years past. This means that Poyer’s replacement may not be as obvious and these are four under-the-radar players that could be potential targets in free agency.
4 under-the-radar free agent safeties for the Buffalo Bills in the 2023 offseason
This past season Jonathan Owens stepped in as the full-time starter after three years of limited snaps with only 14 total games and two career starts. However, as the starter Owens finished the year with 125 total tackles, which was second on the Houston Texans, along with one sack and four passes defended.
The biggest concern with Owens is in coverage and this was an area he struggled last season. According to Pro Football Reference, quarterbacks had a QB rating of 128.5 and he gave up three touchdowns when in coverage.
However, if anyone can speak to the player it is his position coach last season Joe Danna, who was hired to be the safety coach for the Buffalo Bills this offseason. If he believes this is something that can be corrected, Owens would make a lot of sense as a replacement for Poyer.