Buffalo Bills inside linebacker Paul Posluszny is in a similar situation to cornerback Drayton Florence. Both are free agents, both play positions at which the Bills drafted multiple players this past April, and the general consensus is that both are players the Bills would like to re-sign. So just as we did with Florence yesterday, today we ask: how much is too much to re-sign Posluszny?
We have two points of reference around which to build this discussion, as two prominent inside linebackers inked long-term deals last season. In March of 2010, Indianapolis re-signed Gary Brackett to a five-year, $33 million deal with a $12 million signing bonus. Then, last November, Kansas City re-upped Derrick Johnson with a six-year, $36.5 million deal with $15 million guaranteed in the midst of a career season.
Posluszny is coming off a season in which he accumulated 151 tackles and two sacks. If the team is serious about keeping the 26-year-old, it may take a lucrative contract similar to the ones Brackett and Johnson signed to get it done. Posluszny is expected to be a valued commodity if he hits the open market, with Dick Jauron and Cleveland a highly logical landing spot.