Bills GM Gives Optimistic Update on Josh Allen Extension Talks
The 2020 NFL season was a memorable one for the Buffalo Bills. The organization made it to the AFC Championship for the first time since 1993 and hopes to build on that success in 2021 and beyond. However, if they want to continue their winning ways, the Bills are going to have to lock down franchise quarterback Josh Allen soon.
Allen will enter the fourth year of his rookie deal in 2021, with a cap hit of $6.9 million according to Spotrac. Allen does have a fifth-year option in his contract, but the Bills have yet to pick it up. With that being said, waiting for your quarterback to sign a long-term deal can be scary. Just ask Dallas Cowboys fan. Fortunately for Bills fans, there’s been some recent optimism surrounding Allen’s extension talks.
NFL Network reporter Michael Giardi reported on Tuesday that Bills GM Brandon Beane said that he hopes to have Allen signed to an extension either this season or next.
Josh Allen Contract Extension
“It has to be a number that works for him [Allen] and us,” Beane said according to Giardi. “We're all on the same page. Josh wants to be here.”
Bills fans should feel optimistic knowing that Allen wants to stay in Buffalo. They’ve watched him become one of the best quarterbacks in the league over the last three seasons.
Allen struggled as a rookie in the 2018 NFL season. He completed just 52.8% of his passes for 2,074 passing yards and 10 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. Good thing for the Bills, he began improving across each of his seasons. Allen finished the 2020 season with an impressive 69.2 completion percentage and 4,544 passing yards for 37 touchdowns to 10 interceptions.
If Allen can maintain that production going forward and the Bills can get him locked down to a long-term deal, the city of Buffalo could see a lot of success in the next several years.
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