The Buffalo Bills have made their first signing in free agency, bringing back Guard Quinton Spain on a new three-year contract.
Spain, 29, joined Sean McDermott‘s team on a one-year, $2 million contract in 2019 with a view to competing for a starting role after four seasons with the Tennessee Titans.
Spain grabbed his opportunity with two hands, seeing the fifth-year veteran play 100% of the Bills’ 1063 offensive snaps throughout the 2019 season.
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Playing in every game for the Bills, Spain had a key role in an offensive line that largely kept their quarterback standing, with 40 total sacks against – down one from the 2018 season and four fewer than their opponents’ average.
Details of his new three-year deal have not yet been announced, though Spotrac has him listed as earning $15 million in total, $5 million per year on average.
On the first day of free agency, the signing of a Guard may not be the most exciting of moves, but it is one that helps the Bills maintain continuity after a successful season that saw the team go 10-6 and make the playoffs.
With starting quarterback Josh Allen entering arguably the most crucial season in his development, having familiarity with the guys protecting him will continue to pay dividends for the Bills.
Locking Spain up to a new deal also allows general manager Brandon Beane the chance to address other areas of need in the upcoming draft, while some more free agent additions can be made, with the team sporting a healthy $71 million in available cap space.
The team’s defence could do with having some new faces brought in, so getting some other important deals finalised early is a sensible move by the team’s management.
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