Bills Mailbag: What are the chances of landing J.J. Watt?

Former Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt is reportedly mulling several offers as a free agent. 

Jay Skurski

I’d give you three guesses about what topic dominated the questions for this week’s mailbag, but that’s two more than you probably need.

The ongoing free agency of former Houston Texans star J.J. Watt has led to plenty of fun on social media, with all sorts of conclusions being drawn from the former defensive end’s cryptic tweets.

That makes for a logical place to start this week’s Bills Mailbag …

Mike Pasquarealla asks: Percentage chance you think Bills land Watt?

Jay: I’ll say 30%, which might not sound great, but isn’t bad when you consider there are 31 possibilities. It’s hard to go a lot higher than that after ESPN reported that Watt has several offers, the highest of which tops out between $15 million and $16 million per season. At that price, Bills General Manager Brandon Beane is going to have to get creative. If the salary cap lands at $180 million, the Bills will be at slightly more than that amount even with their rollover of $3.771 million of unused cap room from 2020. There are plenty of moves that can be made to afford Watt, but he’s not the only player the team needs to be able to afford this offseason. Linebacker Matt Milano and offensive linemen Jon Feliciano and Daryl Williams are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents…

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