The Buffalo Bills should be in store for an eventful week, with NFL free agency beginning. Monday morning, teams can officially begin negotiating contracts with players.
Before the Bills can make any notable signing official, though, they’ll have to continue working on their own salary cap situation. Already restructuring the deal of running back Nyheim Hines on Monday, the Bills can continue to re-work other deals to not only get themselves under the cap, but open up space to make some considerable moves.
Buffalo enters this week with two big name free agents that fans would likely want to see back. Both safety Jordan Poyer and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds will be costly to re-sign, but this defense wouldn’t be the same without them.
Edmunds, specifically, could end up making a pretty penny. In fact, his rumored price tag has been revealed and sits right around $20 million annually.
The Buffalo Bills will have to make some additional moves to bring back Tremaine Edmunds at $20 million per year
Since being the 16th overall pick back in the 2018 NFL Draft, Edmunds has amassed over 100 tackles in every season with the Bills. The former Virginia Tech standout ended last year with 102 tackles in 13 games.
In five seasons, Edmunds has totaled a whopping 565 tackles, 35 passes defensed, 32 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, five interceptions and two forced fumbles. He’s been a true jack of all trades type for the Bills and looks like one of their most irreplaceable players currently on the roster.
If Edmunds is truly going to earn $20 million per season, he would become the fourth player on the roster to earn at least that number annually. The other three are, of course, Josh Allen, Von Miller and Stefon Diggs.
Tre’Davious White, Dion Dawkins and Dawson Knox are all earning at least $13 million annually, as well, so the Bills’ salary cap is very top-heavy and would continue down that road if they found a way to bring back Edmunds.