Buffalo Bills: 5 best moves of the 2023 offseason

Buffalo Bills, Jordan Poyer
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1. Jordan Poyer was a highly necessary free agent for the Bills to retain

There was no more important move for the Bills, this offseason, than retaining safety Jordan Poyer. For six seasons now, Poyer has been a staple in the Buffalo defense.

Fun fact about last season: in every regular season game which Poyer started and finished, the Bills won. That's 12 games, folks. Do you think that happened by accident? Absolutely not. Poyer is the heartbeat of this defense. He's a leader, emotionally and with his on-field play.

The guy is an absolute baller, making an All Pro selection in 2021 and the Pro Bowl in 2022. Had he played more than 12 games last year, chances are he was well on his way to another All Pro selection. Poyer is someone this defense is going to need in order to make a Super Bowl run.

We said, multiple times before the offseason kicked off, that the Bills were probably going to have to choose between Poyer and Edmunds. To say Beane made the right call would be an understatement. Poyer needs Buffalo, and Buffalo needs Poyer. This is a match made in heaven, and a relationship that was not yet ready to end.

Bravo, Mr. Beane. A well-accomplished offseason was had in Buffalo.