If Everson Griffen is going to leave his home in Minnesota, he’s likely going to want to join a team that has aspects that are familiar to him and the Bills have someone on their staff who the defensive end knows very well.
Leading Buffalo’s defense for the last three seasons is former Vikings head coach, Leslie Frazier. Back in 2010, Frazier was Minnesota’s defensive coordinator when the team decided to select Griffen in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Frazier played a part in the defensive end’s development during the four years they spent together from 2010 to 2013. It wouldn’t be surprising if the current Bills defensive coordinator had an interest in getting his current team to land Griffen this offseason.
Buffalo is projected to have over $80 million in cap space this year, so they wouldn’t have any trouble finding money to sign the veteran defensive end. What exactly Griffen’s role in their defense would be is something that could be a determining factor in him joining the Bills or not.
If Buffalo only wants him to come in and be a situational pass rusher, then he might decide to pass on any offer they send his way in order to sign with a team who is able to bring him in as a starter.