Former Iowa football player Micah Hyde has consistently gotten better in his NFL tenure. Look for more growth and exciting plays from Hyde in year seven.
Drafted in 2013 by the Green Bay Packers, Micah Hyde has had a solid NFL career so far. After four seasons with the Iowa football program, Hyde has played in 92 NFL games, which is no small feat. 63 of those games have been with the Packers and 31 have come with his current team, the Buffalo Bills.
Drafted as a corner with Green Bay, Hyde bounced back and forth from safety to corner and back throughout his tenure in Wisconsin. Despite the constant transition, the former Iowa football player made quite an impact as a nickel corner, backup safety, and return man.
After Hyde’s rookie contract was up in Green Bay the Packers decided to let him walk. He went on to sign a long-term contract with the Buffalo Bills where he has been for the past two seasons. Joining Buffalo was a fantastic move for Hyde as he experienced significant growth.
Hyde has been the starting safety the past two seasons, and he has had a great deal of success, even garnering Pro Bowl honors last season.
Heading into season seven, Hyde is undoubtedly the leader of the young Bills defense. Despite this, he can still be considered underrated just like he was with the Iowa football team.
As an Iowa Hawkeye, Micah Hyde didn’t get enough credit around the Big Ten conference for what he brought to the Hawkeyes on the defensive side of the ball.
There were some pretty awesome moments as a Hawk such as the Tyler Sash pick off vs. Michigan State when he tossed it back to Hyde who took the ball into the end zone for six. And there was the play in the 2010 Insight Bowl vs. the Missouri Tigers. Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert was running towards the sideline, threw it on the run and there was Hyde in the way of the receiver. Micah Hyde picked it off and ran across the other side of the field and took it for six.
Those are just two plays that stick out from Hyde’s tenure with the Iowa football team but that excitement hasn’t left his game. As a member of the Buffalo Bills he has become one of the top safeties in the league, and year seven looks to be even better.