The Miami Dolphins appear to be a subject of interest from a top free-agent safety who’s spent the last several seasons with the Buffalo Bills.
The Dolphins made it back to the playoffs last season, which marked their first postseason appearance since 2016. But they had to play their lone game without quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
They put up a fight in their wild-card fixture against the Bills despite having to field third-string quarterback Skylar Thompson, losing 34-31, and will be hoping to get a leg up on their AFC counterparts next season.
Jordan Poyer, who happens to have played in Buffalo these last six years, has shown interest in possibly switching AFC East teams. Poyer, who claimed to be good friends with Tua in a recent episode of The Jordan Poyer Podcast, noted he would be attending the QB’s birthday party early next month.
“Shoutout to you, Tua. Happy birthday, brother. I’ll be there with my wife at your birthday party on Saturday night. I don’t know who else will be there,” the safety remarked.
“You know… It would be crazy to stay in the (AFC) East and come down here to South Florida. I might have to put my best suit on. Put a nice little tie on. I know Mike McDaniel will be in there… We’ll see who’s over there.”
Jordan Poyer Is Sick Of New York State Taxes
Poyer also expressed a desire to move to a state that doesn’t take half of his money in taxes. Florida has no state income tax but athletes in New York pay large sums.
The 31-year-old has spent time around Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel, who was a wide receivers coach with the Cleveland Browns in 2014. Poyer was on the Browns’ roster between 2013-2016.
He joined the Bills on a four-year deal in 2017 and signed a two-year extension in 2019. He will be a free agent this year, having made his first Pro Bowl last season after making 63 tackles, 44 of which were solo, as well as four interceptions, eight passes defensed, and one forced fumble in 12 games.
Poyer allowed 21 receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns in coverage.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.