Brandon Beane: Josh Allen’s contract extension will happen when it’s supposed to

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Earlier this month, Bills quarterback Josh Allen said he’d love to be “locked down in Buffalo for a very long time” with a contract extension.

Every indication from the organization has been that the Bills would like the same — though they’re in no hurry to get it done. General Manager Brandon Beane has consistently said this offseason that if an extension is to happen, it’ll probably occur in the late spring or summer.

During his Tuesday press conference, Beane said he, Allen, and Allen’s agents are all on the same page.

“Josh and I have spoken and I’ve also had one conversation with one of his representatives that we’re just going to get through the draft and then when we get to later spring, maybe summer — there’s no rush. But we’ll have some kind of conversation,” Beane said. “And, listen, we would love to get Josh extended — no doubt. But it’s going to be a number that works for him and works for us, and that’s been my conversation with them. And they know the same.”

Beane noted that he knows Allen wants to be in Buffalo, which gives him hope that something will get done. Though because Allen can play on the fifth-year option in 2022, there’s no need to get an extension completed before the beginning of the 2021 season.

“It happens when it’s supposed to happen,” Beane said. “And if it happens this year, great. If it doesn’t, I’ll be very positive that we’ll get it done next year.”

Allen made a leap in his production and consistency in 2020, throwing for 4,544 yards with 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. After finishing with an 85.3 passer rating in 2019, he was fourth in the league with a 107.2 passer rating last season.

16 responses to “Brandon Beane: Josh Allen’s contract extension will happen when it’s supposed to

  1. Good candidate for my two year prove it contact idea. Give him one year guaranteed with second year partially guaranteed.

  2. Josh Allen is an elite young QB who is getting better and better all the time. He’s very smart, has as much natural ability as anyone, and is an extremely hard worker. Time is on his side. The longer he waits, the higher the price tag goes. He just wants to become as great as he can. The money is the least of his concerns, and Buffalo has a very good organization. They’re not letting this one get away.

  3. “The money is the least of his concerns, and Buffalo has a very good organization.”

    At this moment in time, yes. Yes they do. Just don’t look at the previous 60 years.

  4. So, two AFL championships and 4 straight AFC championships are included in that 60 year history…Just because you weren’t born yet doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

  5. dbluv says:

    Just because you weren’t born yet doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
    ——————–
    Dude! That’s a great line for a the know it all bandwagoners that started watching football after 2000. Bravo!

  6. It’s only going to get worse before the market tumbles which could take a few years.

    This albatross and Lamar Jackson’s should be a hoot in the AFC.

  7. BB does it again! That’s the real BB for you Buffalo Bills and Brandon Bean fans. BILL BELICHICK.

    Point is: you don’t have to PAY a franchise quarterback when you don’t have a franchise quarterback to PAY.

  8. He’s really on an ascending arc right now. But like any QB, he’s going to eat up so much of the cap that it becomes a disadvantage after a year or two. The Bills need to win now … as in the next 2 or 3 years. That’s the window. Ask Seattle.

  9. Touchback6: As usual, you’re right again. First, an as yet unsigned Allen is an “albatross” AND Bill Belichick is a genius for not giving out franchise quarterback contracts… Pretty sound logic. I’d much rather be in the Pats boat. Good luck with big Cam this year, or maybe you’ll get lucky and see Stidham. Thank God those two are on such affordable contracts; Now they can afford to pay their 6 tight ends. Can’t wait to see Allen bully those sad boys all over the field again this year, and many, many more thereafter.

  10. I wouldn’t pay any young QB in the AFC until they prove they can beat Mahomes and the Chiefs because you will likely have to go through the Chiefs to get to the SB for many years to come. That goes for Josh, Baker, Lamar, Burrow, or Herbert.

  11. billsarethefuture says:
    April 20, 2021 at 6:08 pm
    Touchback6: As usual, you’re right again. First, an as yet unsigned Allen is an “albatross” AND Bill Belichick is a genius for not giving out franchise quarterback contracts… Pretty sound logic. I’d much rather be in the Pats boat. Good luck with big Cam this year, or maybe you’ll get lucky and see Stidham. Thank God those two are on such affordable contracts; Now they can afford to pay their 6 tight ends. Can’t wait to see Allen bully those sad boys all over the field again this year, and many, many more thereafter.

    ~~~

    Calm down. I get it… after going 32 and 3 against a division opponent QB it felt really good to sweep a year. And when a team goes from Nathan Peterman to a QB that knows how to tie his shoes it feels like the second coming. Josh has improved each year, but he has had one good season. You are pounding your chest in the comment section of an article where the Bills’ GM is saying they aren’t rushing to sign Josh to an extension.

  12. The fifth year option is becoming worthless in terms of quarterbacks. Most of the guys are getting extended well before they enter the fifth season. Then their new cap figures eat up a large chunk of the cap and make it almost impossible to build a solid team on both sides of the ball. I don’t blame Beane at all for holding out a little longer before giving Allen a contract extension.

    If Buffalo doesn’t win a title in the next 2 seasons, it’s going to be even harder once he gets paid.

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