Ranking the best roster moves made by the Buffalo Bills in 2021

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1. Buffalo Bills agree to a six-year extension with Josh Allen

The search for a franchise quarterback came to an end when the Buffalo Bills drafted Josh Allen seventh overall in 2018. This past summer, the Bills made sure they wouldn’t lose their star quarterback by agreeing to a monster six-year extension worth $254 million with $150 million guaranteed.

As Marcel Louis-Jaques wrote, the $150 million is the most guaranteed in a single contract and the average $43 million per year is only behind Patrick Mahomes, whose current contract averages $45 million.

There was certainly some risk involved in agreeing to a contract extension when the Buffalo Bills did. Josh Allen was coming off an excellent season, one that had him finish second in the MVP voting. However, that was the only season that Allen had played at that level which opens the door for some questions about whether he could sustain that production.

Those questions are now gone based on how Josh Allen has played this year with over 4,000 passing yards and 38 total touchdowns with two regular season games left. These past few games, in particular, Allen has shown how he can take a game over and is one of the toughest matchups for opposing defenses.

light. Must Read. Buffalo Bills 2022 7-Round Mock Draft

The Buffalo Bills struck a historic deal with Josh Allen over the summer but by the end of the contract, it could look like a bargain with the way Josh Allen has played.