BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Bills and safety Micah Hyde have agreed to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Friday, keeping him at Buffalo through the 2023 season.
The two-year extension is worth $ 19.25 million, the NFL Network reported.
A Pro Bowler in 2017, Hyde is among the leaders in defense for the Bills and forms one of the best safety duos in the league alongside Jordan Poyer.
Hyde was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2021 season. Now he, Poyer and cornerback Tre’Davious White are signed through at least the 2022 season.
Since joining the Bills from the Green Bay Packers in 2017, Hyde is the Bills’ third-leading tackler with 282 combined tackles and is third with nine interceptions and 25 passes defended. He finished with 70 tackles and an interception in 2020.
Bills general manager Brandon Beane foreshadowed an extension during his season-ending press conference, proclaiming his fondness for Hyde.
“I didn’t see any Micah drop this year, so I can’t say I think he’s slowing down or anything like that,” Beane said. “I’m a huge fan of Micah Hyde, just what he brings not only on the field but in our building. You guys feel me. One of the most positive personalities and a super competitive guy. He feels that when you’re just talking to him in an interview , you probably don’t feel competitive in a face-to-face conversation.
“But when he’s in that field, he’s one of the most competitive guys and that’s what you love about him. I think he will definitely play for years in this league if he wants to.”