Buffalo Bills: 5 most underrated moves in 2023 offseason

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Matt Milano Contract Extension

One of the first moves the Buffalo Bills made this offseason was agreeing to a contract extension with Matt Milano. The former All-Pro linebacker had two years left on his current deal before agreeing to this extension which was a two-year deal worth $28.33 million. The new contract now keeps Milano in Buffalo through the 2026 season.

This contract extension is important for a few reasons with the immediate reason being it helped create some cap space for the Buffalo Bills this season. The contract extension generated over $6 million in cap space, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The other reason is that it ensures that there will be at least one linebacker in place for the foreseeable future. The Bills would lose their other starting linebacker, Tremaine Edmunds, this offseason and will likely have a younger linebacker replacing him like Dorian Williams.

However, Matt Milano will now be here moving forward to help Williams, or whoever steps in as starter, learn this defense and lead the linebacker position. Matt Milano has steadily improved over the years and is coming off the best season of his career.

It would be unrealistic to think he can continue to improve but if he maintains the level he showed last season, this will be a great move for the Buffalo Bills.