How exciting for Bills fans! Free agent LB Mario Williams signs with Buffalo today. The terms of the deal have not been finalized but it appears looks to be worth $96 million- $50 guaranteed for 6 six years.
What does this mean for Buffalo? I can’t express how excited I am to finally see a player in their prime come to Buffalo. Not only is this encouraging for fans but leaves us optimistic that other free agents will want to come to town. It’s too bad it’s such a long off season because I am dying to watch #90 on the field.
Tidbits from his conference include:
- He really likes the talent they have on the defensive interior
- He liked that they were straight shooting with him, no BS
- Made mention that he like that Jim Kelly showed up and they talked about hunting
- Liked the facilities and the upgrades they plan on making
- Loved that fans put out signs welcoming him to the city
- Although he thought the Bills started 5-0, he knows with a healthy team, he feels they can be scary
- Buddy Nix thinks more free agents will come because of Mario signing
- Buddy jokingly mentions they might be done with free agency because of the size of Mario’s contract
- Chan Gailey has a great beard. Fitzy take note.
Here are some great tweets from today:
- Congrats to Mario Williams signing in buffalo… far away from the NFC north, thanks big guy : @AaronRodgers12, Aaron Rodger
- “@AaronRodgers12: Congrats to Mario Williams signing in buffalo… far away from the NFC north, thanks big guy” Ditto: @Staff_9: Matthew Stafford
- Super Mario is in the Building!!! We jus got better as a team!!
#BillsMafia #LEGGO :@Fred22Jackson: Fred Jackson
- Welcome Mario!!! Bills d is not playing games homie!!!: @NickBarnett : Nick Barnett
- Aww yeah I can’t wait for this season!! Welcome to the team
#MarioWilliams #BillsMafia we bout to make some noise!! : @ajwilliams : Aaron Williams
- I Love it! S/O to Them Buffalo Guys wearing The Suits for Making Things Happen this OffSeason! Let’s Continue to Build! Welcome
#SuperMario!: @StevieJohnson13 : Steve Johnson
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Written by Norm Duhamel