Brian Winters hardly lasted a day on the free agent market. The veteran offensive guard signed with the Buffalo Bills on Monday afternoon, per Ian Rapoport.
Brian Winters, 29, was cut by the New York Jets on Sunday and landed on his feet quickly with the Buffalo Bills as they jumped at the chance to improve their offensive line. Winters is entering his 8th season in the NFL, spending his first 7 years with the New York Jets. Brian Winters was a 3rd round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played his college football at Kent State. Winters has been fairly durable throughout his career, playing in 89 of a possible 112 regular season games with New York.
The fact that Brian Winters was signed so quickly goes to show how dysfunctional the New York Jets are. The problems with the New York Jets in 2019 were a lack of weapons and protection for quarterback Sam Darnold. Earlier I believed that the New York Jets had a real chance to win the AFC East and while I still believe they can, that belief has taken a bit of a hit in recent days.
As for the Buffalo Bills, the addition of Brian Winters adds more stability to the right side of the Bills offensive line. The Bills offensive line currently consists of Dion Dawkins at left tackle, Quinton Spain at left guard, Mitch Morse at center, Spencer Long currently at right guard and second year player Cody Ford at right tackle. It is very likely that Brian Winters will take Spencer Long’s place at right guard.
Contract details have been released, it is a 1-year deal worth $3 Million, $2 million is guaranteed, per Ian Rapoport.