The Buffalo Bills and general manager Brandon Beane did something on Friday that fans have been waiting for since the Bills offseason workouts began: signing franchise quarterback Josh Allen for a lucrative contract extension.
The deal is a six-year extension valued at $ 258 million and $ 150 million in guaranteed money. The contract, according to An Allen (Via Ryan Talbot of New York Upstate) is structured to allow the Bills to move money, and that’s what he wanted. The average money per year increases from just over $ 16 million per season in 2022 to over $ 39 million in 2023.
Bill’s general manager Brandon Beane, head coach Sean McDermott and quarterback Josh Allen spoke to Buffalo media on Friday night to discuss the contract extension.
Some great quotes from everyone involved, but there is one quote from Allen that really makes Bills fans feel good about their franchise quarterback.
Allen said the extension was not because of what he did but because of what he was “supposed to do in the future.”
This quote really shows that Allen understands and how to have the right mindset as an NFL quarterback. It’s a tremendously mature response.
Allen went on to say that he loves Buffalo’s “hard work” mentality and that he clearly fits in well with the community.
All of the amazing quotes and the most impressive thing is that this contract extension was completed shortly after Friday’s practice session and, according to Bane’s Friday night press conference, 98 percent was completed in the morning; which means that everyone had this on his head and still went out and had his (at least) best day of training at camp.
The Bills and their fans hope this is just the beginning of a very long and successful career for everyone in Buffalo.