Per Sal Capaccio, Matt Milano will be staying with the Buffalo Bills. Citing an unnamed sourse, Capaccio announced on Thursday that the contract keeps Milano in red, white, and royal blue for the next four years.
The overall numbers of the contract as reported by Adam Schefter indicate that Milano will be guaranteed $24 million with a total possible value of $44 million. Schefter added that “Milano is willing to forego free agency for another run at the Super Bowl.”
Specific details from Sal Capaccio indicate a signing bonus of $7 million. Milano’s base salary reportedly will be $5.3 million in 2021 and $7.5 million in 2022. Projections of a possible Milano contract generally exceeded these numbers.
His cap hit in 2021 will likely be between $7.0 to $7.5 million.
We’ll keep you updated with details as they emerge on what appears to be a bargain for the Buffalo Bills. This could foreshadow future bargain deals as the suddenly attractive Western New York team becomes an NFL destination city. This move keeps Buffalo’s linebacker core together for the foreseeable future.