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In just three seasons, Josh Allen has taken the Buffalo Bills from an afterthought in the AFC to playing in the AFC Title game.
Now that the quarterback is ready to continue developing and take the Bills to the next level, there’s talk about a contract extension that will keep him happy playing in Western New York.
Allen was the 2020 MVP runner-up, and Bills GM Brandon Beane is already talking about putting money aside for the franchise quarterback.
“That’s the big thing for us. We haven’t finalized a deal with Josh, and that’s the biggest piece not only this year but for years to come,” Beane said.
Beane joked that he thinks that Allen, who is 28-15 as a starter in three seasons with Buffalo, is going to give the Bills a hometown discount.
The Bills did make some other quarterback headlines during the first week of free agency, as the club inked former Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky to a deal that will pay him $2.5 million this season.
It could wind up being a huge signing if Allen struggles or gets injured at some point in the 2021 campaign, and the team needs a good backup.
“If Josh was out for a few weeks or something like that, we just want to make sure we have the best player that we can,” Beane said.
“You’ve got your starters and then your depth players, and we just think Mitchell will come in here — he’s going to be excited to join in the mix. And assuming he’s the backup or whatever, if Josh goes down, with his experience, we’ll be able to keep the ship afloat until Josh got back in the lineup.”