The Buffalo Bills have locked down their franchise quarterback for the future.
On Friday, the team announced it has agreed to terms on a six-year contract
extension with Josh Allen, which runs through the 2028 season.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the new deal is worth $258 million and includes
$150 million guaranteed.
Allen joined the Buffalo Bills in 2018 when the team selected him seventh overall
in the 2018 NFL Draft. He became the starting quarterback in Week 2 of his rookie
season. While he struggled initially, he continued to develop and improve every
season. This past season was by far his best as he completed nearly 70% of his passes,
throwing for over 4,500 passing yards with 37 passing touchdowns and adding an
additional eight rushing touchdowns. He would go on to earn his first Pro Bowl
selection and finish second in the MVP voting.
The 25-year-old is coming off of a career season in which he threw for 4,544 yards, 37
touchdowns, and 10 interceptions while leading the Bills to a 13-3 record and an
appearance in the AFC Championship Game. The big-armed
signal-caller has improved in each of his three seasons and has done enough to
prove he is the kind of leader that can take this franchise to new heights.