Bills Overpaid Micah Hyde & That’s Okay
Green Bay Packers lost one of their free agents this afternoon when Buffalo Bills announced they were signing Micah Hyde to a five-year deal worth 30 million dollars. This is a lot of money for a guy who doesn’t have a position. It’s like in baseball when someone overpays for a utility player. People say Hyde is a safety, but I wouldn’t call him that. My big question for any Packers fans that wanted a Hyde reunion is would he have been worth this money before his crazy finish to the year?
Hyde made all of his money in the final weeks of the season. When a player does that and they need a new contract, it usually results in an overpay. The team, in this case, Buffalo Bills saw those final few game and paid him like that player. People seem to forget how Hyde had issues with covering tight ends when playing the natural safety position. This could be a issue in Hyde’s new home where they have to see New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Buffalo hopes that he can replicate what he did to finish the year.
As for Packers and their secondary, it’s not good right now. It was held together by sticks last season, and Hyde was the biggest branch. He’s now gone leaving Green Bay without any veteran secondary members. Drafting one or two early will not fix things. There’s mutual interest in Davon House per Packers beat writers earlier this week, and if House returns, that would be a welcomed presence to Packers secondary. House balled out against bigger wide receivers, and Green Bay desperately needs that. I’m not worried about what happened in 2016 with Jacksonville. If Packers don’t bring back House, I’m not really sure what the next step will be for this team. They need more experience back there, or the same things will happen as they did last year.