Buffalo Bills need a veteran linebacker to run Sean McDermott’s defense
The Buffalo Bills are set to lose a lot of experience on the defensive side of the ball this offseason with Tremaine Edmunds and Jordan Poyer expected to leave in free agency. On top of that, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is stepping away for the upcoming season.
He has been McDermott’s defensive coordinator since 2017 when McDermott accepted the position of head coach for the Buffalo Bills.
The Buffalo Bills did draft Tremaine Edmunds in the 2018 NFL Draft and he stepped right in as the starter as a rookie. However, at the time the Bills were still developing and not in a position to be competing for a Super Bowl.
This time around it is very different and the Buffalo Bills likely don’t want to bring in a rookie and go through the growing pains of a player learning on the job. There are a number of free agent linebackers that could be good fits as well as players like Bobby Wagner and Eric Kendricks, who are expected to be released before free agency.