The Bills’ $50 Million Bet on Star Lotulelei

By Dr. Ankur Verma

Star Lotulelei. (Credit: Jeffrey Beall).

There were 19 defensive tackles that signed with teams in free agency.  The player that got the lengthiest and most expensive contract was Star Lotulelei, who got five years, which was two more years than the next closest player, and $50 million, which was almost double to the next closest player, to move from the Carolina Panthers to the Buffalo Bills.  In terms of guaranteed money, he’s getting $24 million, which is $10 million more than the next closest player, Ndamukong Suh.

It’s also worth noting that last summer he had shoulder surgery and also has a history of a foot fracture.  So given that, are the Bills making a wise investment injury-wise?

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