The Bills need more from Ed Oliver
Oliver signed a toe-in, toe-out contract extension last week. It's time to deliver.
The Bills signed Ed Oliver to a four-year, $68 million contract extension last Monday, acting early to tab Oliver before he hit free agency a year from now.
It’s a win-win for both sides: Oliver gets paid in the mid-to-upper tier of defensive tackles despite a down year in 2022; the Bills maintain some flexibility moving forward.
Prior to the deal, Oliver was an obvious candidate to be dealt away prior to the season. "Show me the money or (I don't) wanna talk!" Oliver wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post (modern journalism!). He was searching for a contract in line with the best of the best at his position, without the production or impact to back it up.
Plenty of teams would have been willing to gamble on a 25-year-old with Oliver’s athletic upside. The Saints loomed as a team with (somehow) enough cap room and a pressing need to upgrade their interior.
Instead, the Bills opted to retain Oliver on a team-friendly deal. His new contract ensures he will be part of the Bills front this …
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