Buffalo Bills sign QB Josh Allen to 6-year extension; deal worth $258M with $150M guaranteed, sources say

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Expenditures and quarterback Josh Allen have agreed to a six-yr agreement extension, the workforce introduced on Friday.

Allen’s deal tops out at $258 million, with $150 million of that assured, resources convey to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Allen, the No. 7 pick in 2018, had his fifth-yr selection picked up in May possibly as a formality both equally sides had beforehand expressed their drive for a extensive-expression deal.

“When it occurs, it occurs,” Allen informed the NFL Network in April. “They will iron out the aspects and if we can get to a little something quickly, I would definitely appreciate to be locked down in Buffalo for a really extensive time. It truly is a put that I phone dwelling, I appreciate becoming there.”

Expenditures standard manager Brandon Beane informed The Associated Push on Monday the two sides had agreed to established the first 7 days of the standard time as a deadline to negotiate the deal or table the talks right until up coming yr.

“There will be no negotiating in-time,” Beane mentioned. “At some issue we will push the pause button.”

Allen opened schooling camp by indicating he was not involved about agreement talks.

“It truly is not heading to adjust my strategy to be the ideal teammate, the ideal leader I can be for this workforce and this group,” Allen mentioned. “My aim is absolutely on the subject.”

The Wyoming alum attained the extension after an MVP runner-up time in 2020, for the duration of which he established franchise data for passing yards (4,544) and passing touchdowns (37) even though primary the Expenditures to the AFC Championship Video game and their first division title considering that 1995.

He created noteworthy advancements from 2019 to 2020, increasing his completion percentage from fifty eight.eight% to 69.two% and his rating from 85.three to 107.two. For his initiatives, Allen was named to his first Pro Bowl.

“I had various talks with [offensive coordinator Brian] Daboll, [mentor Sean] McDermott and Beane. I created a vow to them … that I would be a much better quarterback and do points the ideal way,” Allen mentioned. “This is just not just me undertaking it, nevertheless — it’s been a tiny military between Daboll and [quarterbacks mentor Ken] Dorsey and the entrance business bringing in the fellas that they’ve introduced in, and in the offseason, working with [offseason QB mentor] Jordan Palmer. … It truly is been a extensive process.

“I have got a extensive way to go. In no way am I indicating that I have arrived or I am there.”

Allen receives his top three receivers back again in 2021, including the league’s primary receiver from last time, Stefon Diggs.