Fe’Zahn Tremaine Edmunds was born on May 2, 1998, he is an American football linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at Virginia Tech and was drafted by the Bills in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. On January 10, 2018, Edmunds released a statement on Twitter announcing his decision to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.
Edmunds attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed the majority of drills, but opted to skip the short shuttle, three-cone drill, and vertical jump.
Among all linebackers performing at the NFL Combine, Edmunds finished fifth in the 40-yard dash, 12th in the broad jump, and tied for 14th in the bench press.
In Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks, Edmunds recorded a team-high 11 tackles and sacked Russell Wilson once during the 44–34 win. Despite dealing with a lingering shoulder injury suffered during week 1 against the New York Jets, Edmunds was able to garner his second Pro-Bowl selection with his play after recovering. In 15 games, Edmunds recorded 119 tackles (77 solo), two sacks, four tackles for a loss, and three passes defended.
In Buffalo’s two playoff wins, he recorded nine tackles each game and broke up three passes. He would then record seven tackles in Buffalo’s 38-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.
In May 2021, the Bills exercised the fifth-year option on Edmunds’ rookie contract, worth a guaranteed $12.716 million for the 2022 season. In Week 4, Edmunds recorded six tackles and an interception in a 40-0 win over the Texans, earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Tremaine Edmunds signed a 4-year, $12,659,544 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $7,286,941 signing bonus, $12,659,544 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,164,886. In 2022, Edmunds will earn a base salary of $12,716,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,716,000 and a dead cap value of $12,716,000.