The Bills have signed Williams to a six-year deal that is estimated to be in the $100 million range, with $50 million guaranteed, according to this report from Jason La Canfora of NFL Network. That would make Williams the first $100 million defensive man in league history.
Pairing Mario Williams with defensive tackles Marcell Dareus and All-Pro Kyle Williams gives the Bills as formidable a defensive line as any other NFL team can boast.
The Bills flew Williams into Buffalo on Tuesday, which was the opening day of free agency. Even though other NFL teams were anxious to talk to Williams, the Bills continued to keep Williams engaged for three days and flew his fiance up to learn more about western New York. The couple has already started looking locally for a new home.
There are a number of ramifications to this deal, so let's explore the impact that signing Mario Williams makes in detail.