Bills agrees to terms with Pro Bowl safety Jordan Poyer on two-year deal

Jordan Poyer is back in Buffalo.

Bills and Pro Bowl safety Jordan Poyer has agreed to terms on a two-year contract to keep him at Buffalo. Poyer, who joined the Bills in 2017, has been one of the league’s star defensive players in recent seasons.

In 2021, Poyer was named to his first NFL All-Pro selection as he tied a career-high five interceptions. Poyer followed that up in 2022 with four interceptions, eight passes defended, one forced fumble and 63 total tackles in 12 games played, helping him earn a Pro Bowl selection.

The 2022 season speaks volumes for Poyer’s commitment as he has dealt with several injuries over the year. Poyer is famous for driving from Buffalo to Kansas City and returning for the Bills’ Week 6 game against the Chiefs due to a rib injury that left him incapacitated.

Bills GM Brandon Beane said early in the team’s offseason that they hoped to keep Poyer playing in Buffalo.

“I give Jordan a lot of credit. And he’s a pro. I know the whole contract and like, people can handle it in different ways. We all see that. But a lot of respect for the way Jordan handled it and he’s a great pro and has done a lot of great things for us and we’d love to get him back for sure. I’ll be the first to tell you that,” Beane said in January.

Signing Poyer means he will reunite with fellow safety Micah Hyde to anchor the Bills secondary in 2023 after Hyde missed most of last season with a neck injury. The Bills went 13-3 during the regular season and won the AFC East for a third straight season.

Additionally, the Bills have made the NFL playoffs five times during Poyer’s time at Buffalo and have ranked among the top five defensemen in three of the past four seasons.

Since becoming Bill in 2017, Poyer is the only player in the NFL to have 500+ tackles, 20+ INTs and 10+ sacks. His 22 INTs over that span rank fifth in the NFL, including nine over the past two seasons.

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