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Should we target Tremaine Edmunds in 2022 FA?


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Edmunds seems like a player we should target in FA next year. 

He took a little bit of a step back last year bc he hurt his shoulder early in the year but, he’d be a huge upgrade over Bostic in the middle. Then, you play Jamin Davis at WLB.

WLB: Davis

MLB: Edmunds

SLB: Holcomb 


Good article about what Fred Warner got last year in a contract and if Edmunds is worth the same contract. Personally, I don’t think he’s quite worth 5-years, $95 million w/ $40 million in guaranteed but, if we want one of the best young LBs in the NFL to solidify our LB corps, we’re going to have to over pay some. 

Tremaine Edmunds is going to get paid. The question Buffalo Bills fans have been asking throughout the 2021 NFL offseason is just how much? On Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers inked star middle linebacker, Fred Warner, to a new five-year, $95 million contract extension that includes $40.5 million in guarantees. Warner, who is widely considered the best linebacker in the NFL, sets the market at the position and creates some parameters from which the Bills front office and Edmunds’ agent can begin to work out a deal.

Buffalo exercised Edmunds’ fifth-year optionduring the offseason, locking the young linebacker in for the 2022 season at $12.716 million unless the two sides reach an agreement on a new deal.

Edmunds is a polarizing player among the Bills’ fanbase. Drafted in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft at just 20-years old, Edmunds has been a steady presence in the middle of Buffalo’s defense since day one, missing just two games since joining the team.  While not yet the elite gamechanger many hoped he’d immediately be, Edmunds has steadily improved in each of his three seasons and was named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last two years.

Following an impressive 2019 campaign that led many to project him as a breakout candidate the following year, Edmunds suffered a shoulder injury in Week 1 last year that caused him to miss the second game of the 2020 season. But instead of missing significant time, Edmunds fought through the pain to get back on the field and help the team for the remainder of the season. The injury clearlyimpacted his overall effectiveness and his play, particularly during the first half of the season, suffered as a result.

Edmunds finished the 2020 season as Pro Football Focus’ No. 44 ranked linebacker, finishing at No. 22 against the run. These poor grades were largely due to his play during the first half of the season while playing through injury. But as Edmunds got healthier as the season grew, his play improved simultaneously. From Weeks 8-17, Edmunds graded out as PFF’s No. 18 overall linebacker and No. 5 against the run.“

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Buffalo exercised Edmunds’ fifth-year option during the offseason, locking the young linebacker in for the 2022 season at $12.716 million unless the two sides reach an agreement on a new deal.

See above. He's not a FA next offseason. He won't be a FA until 2023. If you want him next offseason, it will require a trade. Pass.

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