Let’s break down the five best fits for free agent safety Jordan Poyer.
During his time with the Buffalo Bills, Jordan Poyer established himself as one of the best strong safeties in the NFL. Since 2017, Poyer has 27 interceptions, which is tied for the fourth- most among safeties per Stat Muse.
Last season, Poyer remained at the top of his game. In pass coverage, he allowed a passer rating of only 60.1 when targeted, which led all safeties per Pro Football Reference. In addition, he posted 63 combined tackles, four tackles for loss, and a career-best missed tackle percentage of 4.5 percent.
Poyer will undoubtedly be one of the most coveted defensive backs on the free agent market. Let’s take a look at his five best fits in free agency.
Best fits for Jordan Poyer in free agency: 5. Dallas Cowboys
On February 25th, Poyer offered an update on his impending free agency during his podcast.
“I would love to go to a state that doesn’t take half my money,” he said. “It’s crazy to me how taxes work. Some people will say, ‘You’re already making X amount of money.’ Taxes play a big part in all of our lives.”
This statement highlights a few logical landing spots for Poyer; one would be the Dallas Cowboys. There is no state income tax in Texas.
He also mentioned weather as a potential factor:
“It’d be nice to be warm,” he said. “It would be nice to see the sun, maybe, every week or so, every other week at least.”
In November, an Instagram user asked Poyer’s wife, Rachel Bush, if she could convince him to go to the Cowboys. She responded with the following:
“He knows I wanna live in Texas. FA [free agent] this year.”
So, the Cowboys are clearly in the running for Poyer.
From a football perspective, it gets slightly more complicated. The Cowboys do not necessarily need Poyer. They have three very good safeties in Donovan Wilson, Malik Hooker, and Jayron Kearse. All three players were ranked as top-25 safeties by Pro Football Focus.
Poyer would definitely give the Cowboys’ secondary a boost, but with negative cap space, does Dallas want to invest in the safety position?
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