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Josh Allen Weighs In On Long-term Contract Talks With Bills

QB Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills is coming off a banner season, and when that happens, everyone always wants to talk about money.

That was the case for Allen during an appearance on the “10 Questions with Kyle Brandt” podcast, where the idea of a long-term contract extension became perhaps the hottest topic.

Allen offered praise for Bills GM Brandon Beane and said that, yes, staying in Buffalo for the long haul is the goal.

“There’s a lot of different ways you can go about it,” Allen said of how contract extensions can come together. “Honestly, I love playing football. I want to listen and be engaged in the contract talks. Ultimately that’s why you pay your agents, and that’s why you hire a guy like Brandon Beane, (assistant general manager) Joe Schoen and the front office guys and what they do. They’ll iron out the details and if we can get to something soon, I’d obviously love to be locked down in Buffalo for a very long time.

“It’s a place that I call home. I love being there. I love the fan base. I love the city, everything that I want is there. If they called up and wanted to talk tomorrow, I’d be willing. But we’ll see, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.”

The Bills advanced to the AFC Championship Game before losing to Kansas City.

“I think Brandon Beane is extremely good at his job,” Allen told Brandt. “He gets paid to be the general manager of the Buffalo Bills, and I get paid to be the quarterback. So until any of that changes, I’m just going to be the best version of myself, the best quarterback, the best teammate I can be for the Bills.”

Allen started all 16 regular-season games, finishing with a career-high 4,544 yards passing and 37 touchdowns with just 10 interceptions.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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