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Buffalo Bills’ best contract values of 2018: Matt Milano

Milano has become one of the bright spots on defense when he takes the field

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As a fifth-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2017, Matt Milano has become one of the most valuable players on the defensive side of the ball. Even after missing the last three games of the season, he was on the field for 741 defensive snaps—good for fifth-most on that side of the ball.

Unfortunately, Milano’s 2018 season was cut short when he suffered a dislocated and fractured ankle against the New York Jets in Week 14. In the 13 games he played, Milano started all of them. Over those games he had 78 total tackles, three interceptions and one sack. Milano is always around the ball and has made numerous big plays when it counts during close games. The Bills have found themselves quite a young duo in Tremaine Edmunds and Milano.

In 2018, Milano’s cap hit was just $589,139. If his play continues to improve like we have seen to this point and he can stay healthy, Milano will likely have earned himself a nice pay increase to keep him in Buffalo for 2021 and beyond. He was on pace for a Pro Bowl caliber season in 2018.

Top 10 bang for the Bills

10. Lorenzo Alexander ($3.6 million)
9. Jordan Poyer ($3.9 million)
8. Harrison Phillips ($673,760)
7. Dion Dawkins ($950,736)
6. Taron Johnson ($620,863)
5. Tremaine Edmunds ($2.3 million)
4. Josh Allen ($3.85 million)
3. Levi Wallace ($225,880)
2. Robert Foster ($225,880)
1. Matt Milano ($589,139)