April 18, 2024
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NFL defensive finish Leonard Floyd lately wrapped up a powerful season with the Buffalo Payments and turns into a free agent in March. 

Floyd may very well be open to returning to the Payments, however he prompt he’s getting into free company with a business-minded method. 

The 31-year-old go rusher’s major focus is cash. 

“For me, I’m all the time going the place the cash goes. I’d fairly be right here, however it’s what it’s. It’s a enterprise. I’m gonna go wherever my agent looks like we get essentially the most cash from,” Floyd mentioned, through the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

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Leonard Floyd of the Buffalo Payments throughout pregame warmups earlier than a recreation towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at GEHA Subject at Arrowhead Stadium Dec. 10, 2023, in Kansas Metropolis, Mo.  (Ryan Kang/Getty Pictures)

The Payments can have wage cap constraints this offseason, so it could be troublesome for the workforce to retain Floyd.

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In 2021, Payments star quarterback Josh Allen signed a six-year contract extension value as much as $258 million. Allen’s wage cap hit is projected to balloon to an estimated $47 million for the 2024 season.

Star extensive receiver Stefon Diggs and edge rusher Von Miller are additionally anticipated to hold vital wage cap hits subsequent season.

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) is injured whereas being sacked by Buffalo Payments defensive finish Leonard Floyd (56) through the first half at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sept. 11, 2023. (Vincent Carchietta/USA At present Sports activities)

The Payments are projected to be greater than $50 million over the NFL wage cap for 2024, in line with Over the Cap.

Floyd was the ninth general choice within the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent the primary 4 years of his NFL profession with the Chicago Bears earlier than being launched after the 2019 season.

He landed with the Los Angeles Rams for the 2020 season. The previous Georgia Bulldogs star then signed a multi-year extension and was a member of Los Angeles’s Tremendous Bowl-winning workforce. 

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Floyd appeared in 17 video games with the Payments in 2023, ending with 10½ sacks.

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