NFL player Jordan Poyer shared why he is open to choosing another team in his free agency.
During an episode of his podcast, “The Jordan Poyer Show,” over the weekend, the Buffalo Bill safety said, “A lot of people ask me, ‘Oh, if it wasn’t Buffalo, where would you go?’ I kind of ponder the question every once in a while.”
He continued, “I would love to go to a state that doesn’t take half my money… It’s crazy to me how taxes work. Some people will say, ‘You’re already making X amount of money.’ Taxes play a big part in all of our lives.”
Poyer told his listeners it would be nice to be somewhere warm, adding, “It would be nice to see the sun, maybe, every week or so.”
The safety shared he is not sure what is going to happen.
“I’d be happy to have an opportunity to play anywhere,” Poyer said.
Watch his comments below:
“I would love to go to a state that doesn’t take half my money… It would be nice to see the sun, maybe, every week or so.”— Air Raid | Buffalo (@TheBillsGuys) February 25, 2023
– Jordan Poyer on some things he’s looking for in his next team in Free Agency.
Doesn’t rule out a return to Buffalo. pic.twitter.com/W5W79Wehnv
NFL.com explains a free agency is when “players not currently under contract are permitted to sign with any team of their choosing.”
The free agency officially begins on March 16 at 1 p.m. ET, per the website.
In April 2022, CNBC reported New York came in first with the highest tax burden in the United States at 12.75%.
WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez told the outlet, “Tax burden is a simpler ratio and helps cut through a lot of the confusion, especially when you’re looking to relocate.”
She added, “States without income tax or with very low income tax tend to be less burdensome overall.”
CNBC noted at the time there were proposals to slash levies on income in states including, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma and South Carolina.
The Tax Foundation issued a report in 2021 showing Americans fled to low-tax states.
The report shows New York lost 1.8% of its overall population.