Josh Allen: A contract extension is “honestly the least of my worries”

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As training camps ramp up across the league, there are three 2018 first-round quarterbacks who are in a bit of contract limbo.

Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield, Buffalo’s Josh Allen, and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson all had their fifth-year options picked up by their respective teams this spring — lowering the urgency to get a lucrative contract extension done this year. But there are also arguments for both the team and player to want a deal completed sooner than later.

Allen addressed the media to start training camp on Wednesday and said a new contract just isn’t at the forefront of his mind.

“It’s honestly the least of my worries whether it gets done or not,” Allen said, via The Buffalo News. “We’re here to win a Super Bowl. I can’t focus on those things and feel like I can come out here and feel like I can be the best possible teammate, quarterback I can be. My focus is completely on the field.”

Reporters also asked General Manager Brandon Beane to characterize how the talks between the team and Allen have gone. Beane declined to get into specifics, but did say Allen is “in a great headspace and he’s ready to roll.”

“If something happens, that’s great,” Beane said. “If it doesn’t, we’ll focus on the season, and we’ll pick it up next year.”

Allen made a significant jump in production from his second to third year, solidifying his status as Buffalo’s franchise QB. Whether or not he has a new deal before the season, Allen’s contract extension is not a matter of if, but when.

12 responses to “Josh Allen: A contract extension is “honestly the least of my worries”

  1. Between Allen, Mayfield and Jackson, Allen is the only guy worth paying a lot to keep around. Mayfield is ok, but had really not shown he is the key piece to success in Cleveland. And Jackson is just Kordell Stewart 1.5. He has not shown he can read an NFL defense and he will get progressively less effective as he ages and his speed diminishes

  2. Josh will make more after this season. The Bills have increased the depth of talent of last years team. That only makes Josh look better. His agent knows too. The sky is the limit next year after a successful season this year.

  3. Things I don’t doubt: Allen will be the Bills QB for another decade+, and the Bills will win a lot of games w/ Allen at QB.

  4. Getting vaccinated should be at the top of your list. its common sense

  5. Allen was trashed for various reasons during his debut season. It was as if people were rooting against him, especially with Lamar Jackson getting “snubbed” on draft day (then having so much early success). In this day of instant gratification, it’s amazing how time has a way of showing us what perseveres. Allen has earned his success now. Hope to see Allen vs. Jackson in the AFC Championship for years to come.

  6. Like Wentz’s success was tied to Frank Reich, Josh Allen’s success is tied to Brian Dabol schemes and playcalling. The Bills will pay Allen big money then as soon as Dabol leaves, Allen will regress.

  7. At least he has head on right about the upcoming season for on the field matters.
    As for his contract, one really good year and a mediocre playoff run isn’t enough to justify an anchor of a deal. The experiences witnessed with Jared Goff and Carson Wentz should at minimum enact a pause on giving Allen a boatload of money with such a short resume.
    He could have an even better year this season, or he could regress. The odds on either aren’t exactly clear.
    Fans are gambling with house money, but the franchise isn’t.

  8. Cole Beasley and his ridiculous vaccine assertions has to be Allen’s top priority in the worry dept.

  9. rompinonnie says:
    July 29, 2021 at 11:33 am
    Josh will make more after this season. The Bills have increased the depth of talent of last years team. That only makes Josh look better. His agent knows too. The sky is the limit next year after a successful season this year.

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    I see this the other way. Outside of Diggs, Josh has made Gabriel Davis, Cole Beasley, Dawson Knox and when he was healthy with the team, John Brown, all look great on paper. Part of that is also the pass happy offense, but you can’t have an offense like that if your QB cannot execute.

  10. “as soon as Dabol leaves, Allen will regress.”
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    Sounds like Bills fans saying for 20 years that Brady is a system QB.

    Allen is legit. He has improved massively with each successive season. We have no idea what his ceiling is.

  11. “as soon as Dabol leaves, Allen will regress.”

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    I’m not so sure about that. Last year was the first time as an OC that Daboll had a top 15 passing offense. Historically, hes been heavy towards the rush. He went away from his own tendencies last year.

    I think his decision to do that was based on the fact that Allen is their best player and Diggs is second best. The Bills will live and die by the pass, and however far Allen takes them whether Daboll is there or not. I think Allen made Daboll look good, not the other way around.

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