Josh Allen, Bills agree to massive contract extension
Josh Allen enjoyed a breakout season last year in which he established himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, and the Buffalo Bills have rewarded their former first-round pick.
The Bills announced on Friday that they have agreed to a six-year contract extension with Allen. The new deal ties Allen to the franchise through the 2028 season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the total contract is worth $258 million with $150 million guaranteed.
Allen’s average annual salary of $43 million will make him the second-highest paid quarterback in the NFL behind only Patrick Mahomes. The Kansas City Chiefs star makes $45 million per year. The total guarantee is an NFL record, as Mahomes got just over $141 million guaranteed.
Allen threw for 4,544 yards with 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season. He also ran for 421 yards and had eight scores on the ground.
With Allen having gotten his massive pay day, one former NFL MVP has to be licking his chops.