Bills safety Jordan Poyer is one of the best at his position in the NFL. The 31-year-old who is also known for his marriage to Rachel Bush, an Instagram model with over 4 million followers and a penchant for sticking her foot in her mouth.
He’s been at his best for the last two years. The former Oregon State Beaver was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2021 and made the Pro Bowl in 2022.
He’s a free agent now, though. And, while Buffalo is on the verge of a Super Bowl, he may be looking to get out. The reason appears to be high taxes.
Jordan Poyer on free agency: I would love a state that doesn't take half my money. https://t.co/iqpVN7HN9U
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 27, 2023
Here are more details, courtesy of that article.
“For right now, I definitely want to keep playing,” Poyer said on his podcast. “I’m excited. I’m going to enjoy this process. Not really sure what to expect. I do know I’m a ball player, so whatever team does get J-Po, I believe they’re going to be better. So, I’m excited for what’s to come. If that’s Buffalo, I’ve been out there six years and know what to do. If not, that’s just part of the business. A lot of people ask me, ‘Oh, if it wasn’t Buffalo, where would you go?’ I kind of ponder the question every once in a while. . . . I would love to go to a state that doesn’t take half my money. It’s crazy to me how taxes work. Some people will say, ‘You’re already making X amount of money.’ Taxes play a big part in all of our lives. . . . If it wasn’t Buffalo, it’d be nice to be warm. It would be nice to see the sun, maybe, every week or so, every other week at least.”
The top tax rate in New York State is 10.9%.
We don’t do politics here at BroBible, so I won’t comment on the merit of his position. But, if you’re a franchise in Florida or Texas, two states with no state income tax, Jordan Poyer may be helping your defense out next year.