Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan has said the Bills will give the NFL’s most valuable player, wide receiver Sammy Watkins, what he wants when he signs a five-year, $114 million deal.
Watkins, 25, is a three-time Pro Bowl selection.
And while the Bills were willing to let him walk, they said they didn’t want to jeopardize the team’s future.
“We want him to play for us,” Ryan said Monday.
“So, we’re going in the right direction. “
We’re going down the right path. “
So, we’re going in the right direction.
We’re going down the right path.
We’ll continue to go down the same path.”
Ryan and Pettine were in the middle of discussing Watkins’ contract when the topic turned to the NFL.
I just think that that’s how it works,” Pettine said. “
“And he told me that, you know, that’s what’s important to me, and that’s the type of player that I am.
I’m just not going to pay him what he thinks he wants. “
The one thing that I can’t get out of him is the price tag.
“It’s not a question of, ‘Do you want me to play, do you want Sammy to play? “
Or do you not want Sammy?'” “
It’s not a question of, ‘Do you want me to play, do you want Sammy to play?
Or do you not want Sammy?'”
Pettine was in his first year as the Bills’ head coach, but he’s since been promoted to defensive coordinator.
The Bills lost three of their last four games to fall to 3-5 and rank No. 19 in the NFL, and Pettig said he’d like to be in the playoffs.
“At this point, I’m not worried about where we are in the standings.
And I don’t think we can get out there if we’re not winning. “
Our job is to go out there and win every game.
But I don’ think we have to do anything else.” “
You can win the Super Bowl and be in contention.
But I don’ think we have to do anything else.”
The Bills will hold a news conference at 1 p.m.
ET on Monday.