Brandon Beane continues to show why he’s one of the best general managers
If there’s one thing Buffalo Bills’ general manager Brandon Beane is good at besides building a continuous contender, it’s contracts and numbers. With tight cap space, and limited ability to sign guys, Beane knew he couldn’t do much to retain his own. Poyer, who hired prolific player agent, Drew Rosenhaus, aimed to cash in. Beane allowed Poyer to test the market, likely knowing the payday he sought wouldn’t come easily.
As the tampering period went on, all the teams that were linked to being interested in Poyer; Raiders, Cowboys, etc…, agreed to terms with other options. The market just never materialized for Poyer, due to his age (31) and coming off multiple injuries.
Brandon Beane appears to have played chess, while Rosenhaus and Poyer were playing checkers. Not only was he able to retain his All-Pro safety whilst strapped against the cap, but he also got him back for peanuts compared to the rest of the market.