Josh Allen gets enormous Bills extension

It’s a great day for Josh Allen’s bank account. The Bills quarterback has agreed to a six-year contract extension that runs through the 2028 season, the team confirmed Friday. The deal...

It’s a great day for Josh Allen’s bank account.

The Bills quarterback has agreed to a six-year contract extension that runs through the 2028 season, the team confirmed Friday. The deal is worth $258 million, including $150 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter — the most all-time by nearly $9M, surpassing Patrick Mahomes.

Allen, who turned 25 in May, is the first quarterback in the 2018 QB draft class to sign a long-term second contract. He’s coming off of a career season in which he led the Bills to a 13-3 record to reach the AFC Championship Game. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs blew past the Bills in that matchup, 38-24.

Buffalo never hesitated on its decision to extend Allen, who has improved all three years in the league — and in 2020 set new franchise records in nearly every passing category.

Josh Allen with the Bills during the 2020 season.
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Allen broke the Bills’ single-season records for touchdown passes (37), completions (396), completion percentage (69.2), 300-yard games (8), passing yards (4,544) and total touchdowns (46) — a list that contributed to him finishing runner-up for league MVP (Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers placed first). Allen was named Second Team All-Pro and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2020.

Allen, who was selected by the Bills with the seventh overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, said last season that he wanted to play his entire career in Buffalo. His extension is a pretty solid incentive to stay.

The Bills open their three-game preseason schedule at Detroit on Aug. 13.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Jenna Lemoncelli

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