Bills safety Jairus Byrd wants out.
Byrd, who signed his franchise tender and agreed to play this season for $6.916 million, is trying to orchestrate a trade, according to the Buffalo News.
It’s not clear exactly what Byrd is doing to try to get traded, and it’s also not clear whether any teams are interested in giving up anything of value to acquire him. A team that acquires Byrd would have to pay his hefty salary this year, and would presumably give him a long-term contract next year. It’s unlikely that any team would only trade for Byrd unless it were confident it could get a long-term deal done with him in March, when he becomes a free agent again.
Byrd is currently less than 100 percent healthy, as he is struggling with plantar fasciitis in his foot. It’s hard to see any team trading for an expensive player who’s not even 100 percent right now.
So while Byrd may want a trade, that would only happen if the Bills want to trade him, and if another team wants to acquire him. And that doesn’t look likely.