4 under-the-radar free agent safeties for the Buffalo Bills in 2023 offseason

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Julian Love

Julian Love was a part-time starter for the first three years with the New York Giants before stepping in as the full-time starter at safety this past season. He emerged as a key part of that defense and had 124 total tackles, two interceptions, and five passes defended with one sack.

Julian Love would probably be the best fit in the Buffalo Bills defense alongside Micah Hyde as he is the most well-rounded of the four safeties on this list. He doesn’t necessarily excel in one area but he doesn’t have a glaring weakness either.

Love moves well in coverage but also is a sound tackler and one that can drop down into the box to defend the run. The challenge for the Buffalo Bills will be that Love also probably will have the most interest among these safeties and can command the biggest contract.

He will only be turning 25 this season and could be a long-term answer at the position. A four-year deal might not be out of the question, which allows Brandon Beane to structure the contract to fit within the salary cap. However, it will be interesting to see if the team wants to commit to a long-term deal after only one full season as the starter.