Bills lock up QB Josh Allen with lucrative 6-year extension

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Bills and quarterback Josh Allen have agreed to a new 6-year contract extension, the team announced Friday.

ESPN reported the $258 million deal includes $150 million guaranteed.

Allen was tabbed to be the franchise quarterback in 2018 when the Bills selected him with the seventh overall pick in the draft.

“You know you always want to be able to draft and develop and re-sign your own,” General Manager Brandon Beane said. “It’s a quarterback league. Sean and I knew early that we needed to go draft a quarterback, a franchise guy and Josh has been everything we could’ve asked for and then some. We think the best is yet to come.”

The 25-year-old showed consistent improvement over his first two seasons and in 2020 developed into one of the best quarterbacks in the league, finishing second in MVP voting.

“It’s obviously a leap of faith on our part and Josh’s part as well, but the trust that’s been built between the parties and then also just believe that he’s only going to continue to improve the way he’s wired, the family he comes from, the support he has, the way his teammates view him, that was all big in terms of doing it now and feeling good about it for the future as well,” head coach Sean McDermott said.

Allen tossed 37 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions last season leading the Bills to their first division title and playoff win since 1995.  

Allen set several franchise single-season records in 2020:

  • Pass TDs (37)
  • Pass yards (4,544)
  • Passer rating (107.2)
  • Completions (396)
  • Completion % (69.2)

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