According to a report, the Buffalo Bills are expected to begin discussions on an extension for Josh Allen this offseason.
One of the big reasons that the Buffalo Bills enter the playoffs as the number two seed in the AFC this season is quarterback Josh Allen. He has an incredible season that has resulted in multiple AFC Offensive Player of the Week and AFC Offensive Player of the Month awards, a Pro Bowl selection and being named to the second-team All-Pro team.
These awards, combined with the numerous franchise records, could result in a big payday this offseason. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Bills are expected to begin discussions on a contract extension either this spring or summer with representatives of their starting quarterback.
The selection of Josh Allen in the 2018 NFL Draft was one of the first major moves that general manager Brandon Beane made with the Buffalo Bills. This was the first year that Beane was running the draft and after multiple trades was able to get up to seventh overall to select the quarterback out of the University of Wyoming.
At the time, Josh Allen was viewed as a prospect who had all the physical tools to be a top quarterback in the NFL but questions remained if he could correct accuracy issues. As a starter for the Bills over the past three seasons, he has been able to answer that improving completion percentage every year to a career-high of 69.2% this season.
He also has led the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs each of the past two seasons and has looked every bit like a franchise quarterback. The question for the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen becomes whether they are able to come to an agreement on what that contract might look like.
The good part about starting this process now is that the two sides will have up to two more years to reach an agreement as Josh Allen will be entering his final year of his rookie deal next season but the Bills would have the option to pick up a fifth-year option this offseason, which is as close as a guarantee as there is in the NFL.