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Josh Allen Signs 6 Year Extension

Josh Allen
Josh Allen throws a pass during the December 23, 2018 game against the New England Patriots. Photograph-Matthew Healey/UPI

The Buffalo Bills have signed their star quarterback Josh Allen to a six-year deal per Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Mortensen reports that the contract runs through the end of the 2028 season. Adam Schefter reports the exact financial details for the contract; the cost is $258 million with $150 million guaranteed.

Since the contract runs through the 2028 season and the deal being six years, it will go into effect in the 2022 season. But, the Bills will have their face of the franchise for the foreseeable future.

The exact timing of the contract is no suprise trying to get a deal signed before the season. Bills general manager spoke about the timing of the deal,

“Hopefully we can get something done this year. Josh knows him and I have had great conversations this spring, and summer, about it. He’ll play it out this year even if we can’t get something done. I promised him if we can’t get [an extension] done that we’ll pick it up as soon as we get to next offseason and try again.”

Brandon Beane Bills General Manager

Even yesterday there was talk about Allen’s contract extension when Josh Allen appeared on Adam Shein’s radio show,

“If it does, great. If it doesn’t, great. I’m trying to be the best that I can be for this team this year. We’ve got a goal set. Like I said, it’ll work itself out.”

Josh Allen

What Does Josh Allen’s Contract Mean For The Remainder Of the Class

So, in the past 24 hours, both sides were able to meet and agree on an extension. However, Allen’s deal is the first of his draft class to sign a new contract at the quarterback position. Both Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson’s contracts are set to expire at year’s end. So, the Allen contract extension should set up the prices that both the Browns and Ravens will have to pay for their quarterbacks.

But, Josh Allen’s impact on the Bills has been taking the team out of a rebuild and putting the team into Super Bowl contention.

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