The Buffalo Bills have built themselves a roster filled with players deserving a contract extension.
Since signing on to be the Buffalo Bills’ general manager in 2017, Brandon Beane has extended just one player; defensive end Jerry Hughes. Hughes was one of the many remaining faces from a dark stretch of Bills teams, as the GM purged an incompetent roster, and rebuilt it under his vision.
The result of Beane’s rebuild is a playoff caliber team with aspirations to reach the postseason for the second time in three years. Included in that are some deserving players–such as Hughes before his–up for a contract extension soon. In order for those players’ contracts to stay affordable, it’s best to get ahead for the Bills to get ahead of the curve by extending deals before inevitable salary cap inflation.
Under Beane, the Bills have shored up their cap space to create favorable room for the foreseeable future. If Josh Allen pans out, it may look better, as he will be under the always affordable rookie contract through 2021. If his fifth-year option is exercised–which is a bit less cap friendly, but still beneficial–he’ll be around until 2022. By then, he’d likely receive an extension, but he won’t be on this list.
Players up for an extension, on this list, have at most two years left on their deal. Therefore, you won’t see Tre’Davious White (who must get extended), or any picks from 2018 and beyond. Non-first round picks from 2017 are eligible, as their four-year contracts run up in 2021. Now, with that being said, let’s talk extensions.