Manny Lawson signed with Buffalo Bills, was not aware of how bad they have been

Manny Lawson BillsManny Lawson did not exactly do his research before signing with the Buffalo Bills.

The former first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers signed a four-year, $12 million deal with the Bills on Wednesday. He made it pretty clear at his press conference that his decision to sign really was about the money.

How do we know? He said he had no idea the Bills have gone 13 straight seasons without reaching the playoffs when a reporter brought that up.

“No sir, that’s a very interesting point that you pointed out. I did not know,” Lawson said at his press conference. “That’s new knowledge to me.”

Lawson doesn’t seem to be fazed by the team’s recent history.

“I guess it’s good to know. I’ve come here to change things.”

Usually you would figure a player would know something like that before signing with a team. However, Lawson mentioned that being able to play with former college teammate Mario Williams and for defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was appealing, so he wasn’t completely ignorant about the team.

If this teaches us anything, it’s that sometimes all a player wants is the security of a long-term deal, regardless of which team is providing it.

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  • solomon hassan

    He’s an idiot for that

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.a.olson Tyler Alan Olson

    You put words in his mouth saying that it was all about the money.  He said he’s there to change their bad history, never saying anything about he only signed there because of the money.  Only 12 million for four years?  Hardly lucrative from most contracts.

  • Jueceman

    Yea and it should only be about the money, because teams have no means to be loyal to a player unless your a superstar QB.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.orange.353 Mark Orange

    Do most players obsess over trival facts like that? I’m sure he was aware of the Bills struggles, but knowing the answer to the question “What is the longest current playoff drought for an NFL team?” does not seem that important.