Buffalo Bills Sign Super Bowl Safety Mike Edwards

Buffalo Bills Sign Super Bowl Safety Mike Edwards

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March 21st, 2024

Super Bowl-experienced safety Mike Edwards is ready to make his mark on the Buffalo Bills' secondary, aiming to help the team reach the next level. Edwards brings not only his talent but also championship pedigree, having secured two Super Bowl victories with previous teams.

"I've watched the AFC go through Kansas City for years," Edwards said in a recent press conference. "But from what I've seen, Buffalo has always been just one win away. They have a fantastic team and an incredible quarterback. I believe I can come in and contribute in any way they need."

Buffalo Bills Address Secondary Needs with Signing of Mike Edwards

Edwards' arrival comes at a crucial time for the Bills' secondary. After seven seasons with the same starting duo of Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, the team is undergoing a transformation. Hyde is a free agent contemplating retirement, while Poyer recently signed with the Miami Dolphins, a division rival.

"Those guys set the standard," Edwards acknowledged. "They were two of the league's best safeties. I'm here to learn from that legacy, build upon it, and be ready to work hard and compete for that starting role."

Edwards will likely team up with Taylor Rapp, who re-signed with the Bills on a three-year contract earlier this month. The duo has the potential to form a formidable starting tandem.

What Edwards Brings to the Bills Secondary

Throughout his career, Edwards has consistently displayed his defensive prowess. Last season with the Kansas City Chiefs, he recorded one interception and recovered two fumbles, returning one for a touchdown, across 17 games (including five starts). Notably, he started all four playoff games, including the Chiefs' divisional round victory over the Bills (27-24).

Prior to joining the Chiefs, Edwards spent his first four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he also secured a Super Bowl title in his rookie year (2019). The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs in that championship game.

Drafted in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Edwards boasts an impressive resume. He has accumulated eight interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), five fumble recoveries, and three sacks across 28 starts in 75 career games. Additionally, he has snagged three interceptions in 11 career playoff appearances.

Edwards' ability to create turnovers is undeniable. His four career defensive touchdowns rank him second in the NFL since 2021, trailing only second-year Dallas Cowboys defensive back DaRon Bland (five touchdowns).

The Buffalo Bills have undoubtedly bolstered their secondary with the acquisition of Mike Edwards. His championship experience, defensive talent, and knack for creating turnovers make him a valuable addition to the team's pursuit of a Super Bowl title.

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