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Strong safety Jordan Poyer, also known as Jordan Lynn-Baxter Poyer, plays for the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills. He was a member of the Astoria High School football team. He contributed to the state titles of the baseball and football teams as a senior and a freshman, respectively.

He attended Oregon State University after high school, where he played football for the Beavers from 2009 to 2012. He participated in 13 games as a true freshman in 2009 and made 11 tackles. He played cornerback the next season, compiling 34 tackles and 1,109 all-purpose yards.

Poyer was chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Poyer and the Eagles reached an agreement on a four-year, $2.22 million contract in May 2013 that also included a $60,256 signing bonus. He was picked up off waivers by the Cleveland Browns in October 2013. He recorded a season-high six solo tackles in Week 14 of that year’s December against the New England Patriots, a loss of 27-26.


Jordan Poyer
Jordan Poyer

He and the Buffalo Bills reached an agreement on a four-year, $13 million contract in March 2017. He and the Bills agreed to a two-year contract extension in March 2020. Poyer was selected to the 2021 All-Pro Team in January 2022 for the first time in his professional career.

How Much Does Jordan Poyer Make?

Jordan Poyer makes $9,750,000 as salary per year.