Bills Restructure Star Safety's Contract

Jordan Poyer began the spring by skipping practices with the Bills in order to gain a new contract, and while he wasn't able to get the long-term, high paid extension he was after, the two sides came together today to somewhat restructure his contract. Poyer was originally owed $500,000 in the final year of his deal, but the 31-year old was able to gain some incentives in his contract for this season, allowing him to potentially earn upwards of $2 million in season 2022/23. 

It's unclear as of right now what those incentives are, but after kicking off the season the right way, registering one of the three interceptions by the Bills, while also forming a fantastic safety pairing with Micah Hyde, it's safe to say he's got a good shot at getting those bonuses. The 10-year veteran is a free agent after 2022, and after six seasons with Buffalo, it's more than likely he wants to stay, but given all the stars this team has to pay, it may not be likely at this point.

Either way, Poyer and the Bills are now focused on a Super Bowl run in 2022, and after getting somewhat of a raise, it's likely that Poyer will play out the season with no issues, and anything to do with free agency can be settled after this team can potentially fill all of their promise in 2022/23. 

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