Things are very much on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. The Giants are looking to start fresh in 2022, with fans hopeful that a stunning trip to the postseason could arrive. In Buffalo, Bills Mafia has a Super Bowl on their mind and that will last all season.
That’s why the thought of the Bills trading star safety Jordan Poyer really doesn’t make a lick of sense in this case. Per Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski, one of his ‘bold’ trade ideas before Week 1 arrives would see Buffalo send Poyer to the G-Men in exchange for a fourth-round pick and fifth-round selection come 2023. Yeah, there’s no chance that happens.
The NY Giants won’t be acquiring Jordan Poyer from the Buffalo Bills
"“Poyer is a first-team All-Pro and wants to be paid like one,” Sobleski said in his piece for Bleacher Report. “The 31-year-old is also heading into the last year of his current contract. In any contract negotiation, teams are paying for what a player will do in the future, not what he’s already done. Since Poyer is about to enter the 2022 campaign without a new deal, the Bills should consider moving the versatile defender.”"
The Bills are focused on winning the Super Bowl this season and they currently hold the No. 1 odds to do so over in Vegas. What kind of a message would the team be sending if they trade away a defensive standout who is adored by the fanbase? It would most certainly cause issues inside of the locker room as well.
The Giants would of course love to add a player of Poyer’s caliber to the secondary, but there’s other areas of need right now leading up to Week 1. This includes cornerback AND some depth for the offensive line. Don’t forget that the team recently signed veteran safety Tony Jefferson as well, who will be given a shot to make some noise for Wink Martdinale’s defense.
Yes, the thought of bringing in Poyer (entering the last year of his contract) sure sounds nice, but it’s just not going to happen. Schoen recently pulled off the wise moving in lowering Darius Slayton’s pay to keep him in town. If Schoen wants to pull off some more magic, he should make adding a stud CB or offensive lineman a priority before even thinking about going after Poyer, which again, we don’t expect to go down.