To the surprise of no one, the Buffalo Bills are bringing back quarterback Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds, as the team has announced they are picking up the fifth-year options for both.
Allen has become a breakout star in his three years in the league, leading the Bills to an AFC East title in 2020 and giving the team stability it hasn’t had at the QB spot in quite a few years.
Picking up Allen’s option will now cost the Bills $23.016 million next season while Edmunds’ cap hit is $12.791 mil.
The team had until 4pm Monday to declare whether they’d pick up the options or whether they would simply allow one or both of them to walk.
This would have been the final year of both Allen and Edmunds’ rookie deals, but now they are under contract through 2022.
“It’s not an ideal scenario from that to pick them both up and not extend them so we just gotta kind of figure out how we can make that work in our system,” Bills general manager Brandon Beane said on Saturday talking about the draft.
In 87 games with the Bills, Allen has a mark of 44-43, going 28-15 as a starter.