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Buffalo Bills’ worst 2020 salary cap values: No. 3—OT Ty Nsekhe

The veteran insurance policy spent much of 2020 on the bench

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In 2019, the Buffalo Bills alternated players at the right tackle position, as Cody Ford and Ty Nsekhe split duty as the bookend to left tackle Dion Dawkins. In 2020, neither of those players started a game at right tackle, as free agent Daryl Williams came in and solidified the position.

While Nsekhe remained on the 2020 Bills’ roster, he played a significantly smaller role than he did the year prior. As one of the highest-paid offensive linemen on the roster, that is a recipe for inclusion on our list of the worst salary cap values of the year for Buffalo.

OT Ty Nsekhe

2020 Salary Cap Figure: $5.2 million (2.35 percent of Buffalo’s salary cap)
2020 Stats: 15 games, 54 offensive snaps, 85 special teams snaps

Nsekhe was, at times, playing half of the snaps at right tackle in 2019; however, he barely ever played in 2020. Part of that is because the Bills went out and upgraded his position, as both Nsekhe and Daryl Williams are best at right tackle. However, both players also have played guard at points in their careers. Rather than having Nsekhe kick inside and play guard when the team lost Jon Feliciano, general manager Brandon Beane signed Brian Winters—another poor value. Nsekhe ended up being a $5.2 million insurance policy. The thing about insurance policies is that they’re always expensive, but they come in handy when you need them. When you don’t, you end up spending $96,000 per offensive snap for a 35-year old offensive tackle. Nsekhe’s cap hit was the 18th highest on the 2020 Bills roster, and the eighth highest among offensive players, yet he almost never played. That’s why he is on the list as one of Buffalo’s worst salary cap values of 2020.