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Poyer to the Packers?

It was announced Wednesday that the Buffalo Bills would be cutting former All-Pro safety Jordan Poyer, along with other key Bills players. A team like the Green Bay Packers could definitely profit off of this kind of move. With Green Bay safeties Darnell Savage, Rudy Ford, and Jonathan Owens all possibly joining new teams in free agency, the Packers will need a new safety. This is where Jordan Poyer could come in. Here is why it would work:


Poyer Is Still Elite

The 11-year veteran is still one of the best defenders in all of football. During his seven years in Buffalo, he had four 100-tackle seasons and six 90-tackle seasons. Aside from last season, Poyer also had at least two interceptions in every single season with the Bills. He and Micah Hyde were possibly the best secondary duo in the NFL for the last half-decade.

Coming off of yet another 100-tackle season, even at 32 years of age, the former Oregon State star is still one of the great secondary players in football. Now, he will look for a new destination to continue his career at. That new destination could very well be Green Bay, Wisconsin.


Why Green Bay Works

First off, it has to be mentioned that Poyer has spent his entire career in the cold. He played his first four seasons in Cleveland before going to Buffalo. Green Bay weather wouldn’t scare him at all. Also, the Packers are ready to go win a championship, and Poyer is still searching for a ring. His desire to win coupled with Green Bay’s need at safety might be the formula for getting the All-Pro to Green Bay.

Jeff Hafley, the new defensive coordinator in Green Bay, has had an eye for spotting great defensive back talent over the years. He has worked with great DBs like Richard Sherman, Ronde Barber, and others. He also helped Ohio State become the No. 1 defense in College Football in 2019. Hafley knows great defensive play. That’s exactly what Poyer would bring. A two-year deal would make the most sense in this situation.


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