Brandon Beane: The sooner Josh Allen’s contract is done, the better for planning

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Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said recently that he expects talks with quarterback Josh Allen about a contract extension to get going after next month’s draft.

If it’s up to Beane, they’ll wrap up a short time later. Beane was on the Huddle & Flow podcast with Jim Trotter and Steve Wyche of NFL Media and said that the quicker that’s out of the way the better it is for the team’s long-range plans.

“It helps you for your planning the sooner you can get that contract done,” Beane said. “Again, I hope that we can get him done, if not this year, next year. You don’t want to get into the franchise [tag] and all that stuff. It’s a tool that you use if you have to to keep a great player, but at the end of the day, we want Josh here for the long term. We want him to be happy, and obviously, we want it to be a deal where we can still put talented players around him because Josh is a competitor. He’s not wired for us just to pay him, then not be able to put stuff around him. So we’ll try and find that deal that works for him and works for us.”

If Allen shares Beane’s feeling about the best way to structure a deal, the wait for an announcement of an agreement might not be a particularly long one.

10 responses to “Brandon Beane: The sooner Josh Allen’s contract is done, the better for planning

  1. The subtle low balling conversation. Last month he casually mentioned the fifth year option. And this month he slipped in the franchise tag option for year 6. Not really all that subtle.

  2. Something tells me that Dak Prescott’s contract may be referenced a time or two during the negotiations.

  3. I predict Josh will sign a monster deal, similar to Dak’s, and will be restructuring that deal every year over the life of the contract. The trend in the league going forward, but you have to keep him happy in order to do that.

  4. I should have listened to my Dad when I was 5. He said “go practice throwing a football, it’ll pay off in the future.”

  5. Brady showed the way towards consistent championship teams. Don’t be a pig…
    Take a bite from the loaf, and pass it on.
    Eating up the entire budget only leaves you with all thee money, and without fair money and a championship legacy.

  6. This is why Belichick is playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers. You don’t have to worry about huge franchise quarterback salaries when you make sure you don’t have a franchise quarterback.

  7. Brady showed the way towards consistent championship teams. Don’t be a pig…
    Take a bite from the loaf, and pass it on.
    ——
    Brady was the exception to the rule, and has a different mind set than most obviously. He also has a super rich wife so the money wasnt as important.

    Allen takes at least 35 million a year.

  8. Pay Josh $1 more than Dak. He’s worth every penny. After Jim Kelly was only grief. After Jack Kent was only grief until Kelly. And unlike Kelly, Josh came to the Bills as soon as drafted. Got better year after year and viola, a FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK.
    Buffalo is a class organization, from fans to the field to the entire staff. Let them find a way to a Super Bowl win with Josh.

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