Josh Allen on contract: “That’s the least most thing I’m worrying about right now”

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For Bills quarterback Josh Allen, a contract extension is not a matter of if, but when.

That’s what happens when you show continued development and lead your team to a pair of wins and an AFC Championship Game appearance in Year Three.

Of the three 2018 first-round quarterbacks in line for an extension — Allen, Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield, and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson — there’s been no indication that either one is particularly close to inking a new deal.

Allen noted Tuesday that’s just fine with him.

“I’m just trying to be the best quarterback that I can be for the Bills,” Allen said, via Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News. “That’s why as players, most of us, not all of us, have agents to take care of that side of things. Again, that’s the least most thing I’m worrying about right now. I’m just trying to find ways I can do better and be better for this team, and help us accomplish the goal that we want to accomplish.”

Having said that, Allen added there is one reason to sign an extension ASAP.

“I think on your guys’ end, getting it done quick would kill all these questions that you have about it,” Allen said. “Again, I’m focused on being the best version of myself. Being the best quarterback, best leader that I can be for this team day in and day out.”

Because the Bills picked up Allen’s fifth-year option, he’s under contract through the 2022 season. That lowers the urgency for Buffalo to sign him to a new deal now. But the longer Buffalo waits, the more Allen’s market value may increase.

10 responses to “Josh Allen on contract: “That’s the least most thing I’m worrying about right now”

  1. I don’t think the Bills are done with the 21’ roster. They may add…….
    When that day comes where the front office completes dealing and are happy with their roster and 21’ cap space, expect a contract to be signed.

  2. From what I’ve been reading, the main topic at the Bills Camp is getting vaccinated. The players who prefer the two-shot vaccine have to make a decision almost immediately to be fully inoculated by training camp. Hopefully, enough players get vaccinated to enable the team to operate with fewer covid restrictions.

  3. it must be so bewildering as an athlete to realize just how much the rest of the world cares about how well your pockets are lined

  4. Buffalo has added pieces to fill all the void spots on the roster. If their rookies excel, there is a strong push to wait for that contract. Then, perhaps, Josh gets to a Super Bowl this year, his value rises and so does his next contract. Josh Allen is no Aaron Rodgers. He is ALL ABOUT HIS TEAM.

  5. This is a non-story except for the media who will be relentless with the 3 fist-round QBs in their unending attempt to make it a story. Allen is under contract and the expectations are high. Let him work.

  6. Allen hasn’t hit his ceiling yet. The trajectory of his improvement is basically unprecedented.

  7. It will be interesting to see if any of these next gen franchise QBs becomes a Goff or Wentz

  8. Josh, Baker and Lamar are all going to get paid as long as they don’t show any drastic decline this year. My bet is Josh will be first. QB’s just don’t grow on trees

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