Bills’ Top 10 Important Players from the 2022 Season: #3 Jordan Poyer

The Bills’ secondary in 2022 was known more for its inconsistent lineups than quite possibly anything else. Even with all the moving pieces of Micah Hyde getting hurt, Tre White coming back, rookies working in, and a dinged-up Jordan Poyer, the unit still finished second in Football Outsider’s DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) passing mark with a 36.5% score. As a whole, the Bills’ defense allowed the sixth-fewest yards per game at 319.1 and the second-fewest points per game at just 17.9. With all the moving pieces in the secondary, there was one constant during the regular season, if Jordan Poyer played, the Bills won. They were 12-0 when he lined up weeks 1-18 and 1-1 in the playoffs. “With Micah Hyde’s season halted after Week two, the defense leaned on Poyer to fill both roles. Poyer’s unique ability to combat the pass and run allowed him to do just that and resulted in Buffalo finishing the regular season undefeated when he plays,” said @UberHansen. Being the versatile leader of the defense is a major reason Poyer comes in next in our Top Ten.