Buffalo Bills: 3 reasons Leonard Floyd was an excellent signing

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Monday morning, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane decided to hit us all with some fantastic news.

The Bills went out and signed one of the best remaining free agents, bringing in edge rusher Leonard Floyd on a 1-year deal.

Just a short while ago, I pegged Floyd as one of the moves the BIlls had to make prior to the draft. Fast forward, and Buffalo hadn't yet addressed this position, even after the draft, but now they make just the move they needed to make.

The 30-year-old veteran took a little while to come into his own after being drafted by Chicago, and moving on to the Rams where he took off and became a consistent player for three seasons in Los Angeles. This was an excellent move by Beane, and for three specific reasons.

Reason 1 why the Buffalo Bills signing Leonard Floyd was an excellent move: Von Miller insurance

Obviously, the Bills are going to be without veteran Von Miller to start the 2023 season due to him still recovering from an ACL tear suffered last November. Depth at the position wasn't strong enough going into this season. That was the simple fact.

Gregory Rousseau has been pegged as a favorite to break out in his third year, which would help the Bills tremendously. However, Rousseau can't do it alone, and the rest of the crew just wasn't consistent enough last year after Miller's exit.

Floyd is someone who comes in and immediatley starts next to Rousseau, allowing the supporting cast to be exactly that, a supporting cast. Floyd's arrival takes a ton of pressure off the rest of the group, and once Miller comes back, look out.