Buffalo Bills: How & why this offseason was Brandon Beane's best work

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Overview & Best Value Contracts:

You simply can’t look at this off-season mastery by Brandon Beane and not come away impressed. If it wasn’t clear already, Beane is one of the best in the business and every year he continues to prove why. What enabled him to have such a good off-season, was the extreme value he got on contracts for players. Let’s look at the best values of the off-season, excluding Jordan Poyer, who we spoke about already.

Damien Harris:

Harris signed for essentially nothing. The Bills added the four-year vet on a 1-year $1.7 million deal. Just two years removed from a 929 rushing yard and 15 touchdown season, his market value is estimated at around $7 million per year, according to Spotrac.

Poona Ford:

Many were worried after the draft about the Bills' lack of additions to the D-line. That changed when Beane landed Poona Ford on another steal of a deal. Ford who became a full-time starter last season, netted a 1-year $2.5 million deal from Buffalo. His market value was estimated to be around $9.2 million annually, according to Spotrac.

Taylor Rapp:

The Bills might have the best depth at Safety and that’s thanks in large part to the signing of former Super Bowl champion, Taylor Rapp. The former Ram had a pretty hot market, including some of the Bills' division rivals. Beane inked Rapp to a wild 1-year $1.7 million dollar deal. His market value is estimated at around $10 million per year, according to Spotrac.

Leonard Floyd:

Floyd turned down more money from other teams to join Buffalo’s quest for a Super Bowl. The former Super Bowl champ joined the Bills on a 1-year $7 million deal. Beane got Floyd for nearly half of what his market value is, which is estimated at $13.7 million according to Spotrac. A heck of a deal for a guy who has 29 sacks over the last three seasons.