Spencer Brown is now in an interesting spot
Wait, Spencer Brown, the Right Tackle? Yes, Jordan Poyer re-signing has a significant impact on Spencer Brown.
The Bills offensive Line has to improve in 2023. While the Bills had the second ranked scoring offense in 2023, their offensive line was ranked just 23rd out of 32 teams in the NFL, after finishing 21st in 2021. Obviously this is an area that has to be improved in order to protect superstar QB Josh Allen, and give the Bills a chance to establish a running game to help manage the clock better next season. While Spencer Brown is an obvious candidate to take a major step forward in 2023, the Bills cannot just count on that. They will need to make moves to sure up the Offensive Line, and signing Guard Connor McGovern is not the last move they will make.
By re-signing Poyer instead of Edmunds, the Bills saved a significant amount of money toward their 2023 salary cap. Extending Micah Hyde could provide more relief. They could still go after a number of free agents to provide depth at the offensive line, and will most certainly now allocate an early round pick to an offensive lineman.
Look for the Bills to create competition heading into 2023 specifically bringing in a right tackle through free agency or the draft to push Spencer Brown heading into Year 3 on his rookie deal. Spencer Brown is a gifted athlete and could be a special player, but now the Bills have the resources to create more depth and competition on the O-line, and Brown needs to prove what he can be this season.
The impact of Jordan Poyer extends throughout the Bills roster. This is an exciting signing and Bills fans should not be anything but excited for what this does for the team heading into the rest of the 2023 offseason.