Tim Settle is an American football defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia Tech and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Settle attended and played college football at Virginia Tech under head coaches Frank Beamer and Justin Fuente. He did not play as a true freshman in 2015 and chose to redshirt.
As a redshirt freshman in 2016, Settle played in all 14 of Virginia Tech’s games, recording 17 tackles (seven for loss), two quarterback hurries and one blocked kick. He was named to the ACC All-Freshman Second-Team.
In 2017, as a redshirt sophomore, he played in 13 games, tallying 36 tackles (12.5 for loss), four sacks, one pass deflection, two quarterback hurries, and one blocked kick.
Following the season, he was named to the 2017 All-ACC Second-Team. On January 4, 2018, Settle decided to forgo his remaining two years of eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.
Settle was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round, 163rd overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut in the Redskins’ season-opening 24–6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
In Week 12, against the Dallas Cowboys, he recorded the first three tackles of his professional career. Settle made his first NFL start in a Week 2 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in 2019.
In Week 5 Settle sacked Tom Brady to record his first career NFL sack. Settle finished the 2020 season with a new career high of five sacks, which ranked him fourth on the team.
On December 14, 2021, Settle was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list but reactivated a week later. On March 17, 2022, Settle signed a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.