Out of all the Bills’ Free Agents, many people pegged defensive linebacker Zach Brown as good as gone. With his over-the-top play for the Buffalo Bills last season, another team was sure to land the talented free agent and show him the money. Somehow, Brown is still unsigned. With the linebacker firing his agent yesterday, does that mean Buffalo has a shot to re-sign the defensive powerhouse?

Browns’ 2016 year paints feel good story

Nobody expected Zach Brown to have such a great year with the Bills. With 179 tackles, two forced fumbles, and an interception, Brown was on defensive fire.

The guy showed up for every game and played his heart out. To let a Pro Bowl player get away so easily would be a travesty. He is an athlete with an awesome work ethic, high energy, and speed. All Brown needs is a pen to sign that new Buffalo contract that gives him back his old jersey.

The locking piece in McDermott’s defense

Zach Brown could be that locking piece in coach Sean McDermott’s defense. Although Rex Ryan did a 3-4 defensive scheme last year, McDermott’s 4-3 scheme fits well for Brown. Brown also said that he misses playing with teammate Preston Brown. Both these factors could create a Brown-Bills homecoming sooner rather than later.

Out with pool table, in with locker room leadership

Now that McDermott has tossed out Buffalo’s locker room pool table, there is more room for a locker room leader. Besides Kyle Williams, who seems to spend much time mentoring Marcell Dareus and getting him back on track, the Bills’ need another defensive player to step up and make players push their game to the next level.

That includes solid tackling. Williams will not be with the team forever and almost did not return this year. The door is open for another leader. Brown is the guy for that challenge. His superb play is the example that the team needs.

All the Bills must do is give Brown a better offer than what the Oakland Raiders and AFC East Rival the Miami Dolphins are proposing. Brown met with Miami this past Monday. Hopefully, the Raiders will not snag Zach Brown with a more lucrative contract.

Get to work Bills’ administration.