5 best contracts on the Buffalo Bills roster for the 2022 season

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Josh Allen

Avg. Annual Salary: $43,005,667

Rank among quarterbacks: 5th

Last offseason, the Buffalo Bills agreed to a six-year extension worth over $258 million, and with that is an average annual salary of over $43 million. At the time, this average annual salary was the second-highest total among quarterbacks, behind only Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

The contract seemed like a risk as Josh Allen was coming off an excellent season but he had only one season at that level that helped him finish second in the MVP voting for the 2020 season. However, this past season Josh Allen validated that trust in him with another excellent season.

What happened this offseason is what makes this one of the best contracts the Buffalo Bills have as Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson and recently Kyler Murray have all signed new contracts that give them higher average annual salaries.

While the contract for Josh Allen is a large percentage of the salary cap, it is one of the best contracts for the Buffalo Bills. The potential contracts for Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson over the next year likely will bump Josh Allen out of the Top 5 in this category and he will look like more of a bargain with each new contract.