Josh Allen isn’t sweating his second contract

Buffalo Bills Training Camp
Getty Images

Bills quarterback Josh Allen is eligible for his second contract. He deserves one.

He has yet to get one, and Bills G.M. Brandon Beane has said there’s a deadline at some point this month that will result in the issue being kicked to 2022.

For Allen’s part, he’s not sweating the situation.

If it does, great,” Allen told Adam Schein of SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio. “If it doesn’t, great. I’m trying to be the best that I can be for this team this year. We’ve got a goal set. Like I said, it’ll work itself out. . . . When it happens, it happens. I’m at peace with it.”

On one hand, he should be at peace with it, because the longer the Bills wait the more money he’ll make. Indeed, the Bills are playing with fire by not getting it done now. Once any team has a quarterback in whom it fully believes and that quarterback becomes eligible for a new contract, the longer the team waits to get it done, the more expensive it will be.

On the other hand, Allen carries the risk of injury — and the lesser risk of suddenly becoming ineffective.

Chances are, however, that Allen will continue to perform at a high level. Chances are that, whatever Allen would have gotten in 2021, he’ll get more in 2022.

28 responses to “Josh Allen isn’t sweating his second contract

  1. Pats stand in your way. The delusion they have thinking last year is the new norm in the AFCE is absolutely hilarious.

    They got outplayed in Buffalo last year when Newton lost the game.

  2. No reason to sweat it. A deal will get done. Josh Allen belongs in Buffalo.

  3. He’ll be playing out that contract in a brand new city too! Bye, bye Buffalo.

  4. Josh Allen improved a lot in 2021.
    If he continues to play that well then you ant to extend him.

    But look at Carson Wentz and Jarred Goof. They had excellent 3rd years and got extended and both contracts were disasters for their teams.

    If the Bills delay they will probably have to pay him more, but they will also have a better idea if Allen will continue to be good, or will he regress. Its better to overpay a good QB a few million, than to greatly overpay a so-so QB.

    The Bills are handling this the right way.

    If Allen is having a good 2021 they can extend him during the season.

    In addition to injury risk there is the risk of getting Covid which would hurt his 2021 performance. Both could lower his future salary.

  5. Josh Allen isn’t sweating an extension/new contract. Josh will get paid,he’s earned it. Buffalo Bills front office/coaching staff need to focus on getting Josh an elite/game changing tight end. Love Dawson Knox…he’s a solid TE,just doesn’t have that elite extra gear. Only thing Josh needs to work on is holding on to the football,an ungodly amount of fumbles the last 2-3 seasons. Not quite Daniel Jones level of fumbling,but real close.

  6. If Bills wait would it really cost more in the long run? If they got him on a guaranteed long & thus more “economical” contract now and his game continues to progress and the cap creeps up etc etc, he’ll soon want a raise. And if he regresses/stalls you’ll regret the mortgage. You might as well wait.

  7. Ah yes. Here it is. The weekly Allen/Mayfield/Jackson “…we’re not concerned about contract extensions..” article. Tonight’s boring HOF game can’t come soon enough.

  8. touchback6 says:
    August 5, 2021 at 2:17 pm
    Pats stand in your way. The delusion they have thinking last year is the new norm in the AFCE is absolutely hilarious.

    They got outplayed in Buffalo last year when Newton lost the game.

    ——————————
    LOL trust me when I say that no one in the NFL is remotely worried about the New England Patriots anymore..
    Pats fans however, do have the Brady years to look back on when they need a mid season “pick me up”….

  9. I’ve been told that Stidham will lead the Patriots to the Super Bowl this year on his way to the MVP. Anyone else hear this?

  10. Ladies and gentlemen, we are witnessing the behavior of a rare, elusive creature: the non-diva professional QB.

  11. Pats stand in your way. The delusion they have thinking last year is the new norm in the AFCE is absolutely hilarious.

    They got outplayed in Buffalo last year when Newton lost the game.

    Bro… the bills backups might be the second best team in the division. Mitch trubisky is better than anyone on NE and currently might be the second best qb in the division.
    You seem to leave out the last that once the D found it’s feet, they annihilated NE in game 2. The rosters aren’t even close. Brandon Beane is much better as a GM than BB is currently. Just. Look. At. The. Rosters. buffalo is stacked

  12. How much can you possibly pay a guy who had a league leading 21 dropped INT’s?

  13. At the rate they’re paying QB’s these days, it’s very likely Allen will retire with at least half a billion dollars in the bank. Why would he be wasting time sweating about money, when he’s trying to win a super bowl? I mean, mediocre QB’s can make $40 million a year. Allen is elite.

  14. Pats fans 2019: Tom Brady is the greatest QB of all time, he wins Super Bowls with scrubs.
    Pats fans 2021: We just need a warm body to play QB and we’ll win the AFC East.

  15. Why should he sweat his second contract? There are help wanted signs all over the country.

  16. The longer the Bills wait, the more expensive his next contract will be. He’s already been well-paid on his rookie deal (for a typical person in his 20’s) and the Bills delaying will only result in more money in his bank account in the long run.

  17. Meanwhile Messi is leaving Barca! Dude has been pulling in $163 million per YEAR! Makes NFL contracts seems like chump change. Crazy.

  18. A look at the Bills salary cap for next year would surprise a few people. Allen, White, Diggs, and Edmunds alone will eat an extra $45.8 million in the 2022 cap.
    That’s a lot, especially before Allen’s, Diggs, and Edmunds get new deals.

  19. Risk of injury is no reason to sweat in terms of it impacting earnings potential. Insurance policy will take care of that.

  20. Bostonian and diehard pats fan. I’m happy for Buffalo fans to have not only a QB, but to be relevant again!!! Welcome back guys!

    With that being said, I’d be cautious before giving josh Allen the Andrew luck type of deal. I’d let him play out 2020 considering his 5th year option was picked up. If he regresses, that plays into buffalos favor. If he’s still fantastic, I don’t see Allen being a greedy kid. I’d still wait before backing up the brinks truck.

  21. Gotta love Pats fans bragging about how they “almost beat the Bills” last year.

    How the turntables, as they say.

  22. billsrthefuture says:
    August 5, 2021 at 4:03 pm
    Gotta love Pats fans bragging about how they “almost beat the Bills” last year.

    How the turntables, as they say.

    1 2 Rate This

    ——————

    It’s not about the victory by Buffalo, it’s that you got embarrassed by a team with opt outs, rebuilding, with no qb or TEs during a pandemic.

    It’s simple math. Your team is not as good as you homers think it is.

    Completely wipe out last year if you want to avoid major disappointment.

    NE will be a wagon here very soon. They’re loaded.

  23. onlymyopinioncounts says:
    August 5, 2021 at 3:29 pm
    Pats fans 2019: Tom Brady is the greatest QB of all time, he wins Super Bowls with scrubs.
    Pats fans 2021: We just need a warm body to play QB and we’ll win the AFC East.

    18 1 Rate This

    —————-

    Umm, err, yeah, I don’t think Edelman or Gronk as two possible future HOFers are “scrubs”.

    Imagine a Buffalo fan talking about scrubs on a roster after 15 years of horrible teams like the Jetsies. Even they went into the postseason during that stretch of time.

  24. “it’s that you got embarrassed by a team with opt outs,”

    ___________________________________

    Embarrassed?

    The Bills won that game, and the next one. They swept the Pats last year.

    The Pats aren’t good anymore.

  25. LOL, Some pats fans don’t understand that one man who is now in Tampa was solely responsible….
    Reality hit last year, Cap jail is here, and the season swings on one over paid, old player injury.
    Welcome to the dungeon…

  26. I am worried about touchback6. His precious Pats played a tight game against the Bills last game early on in the season, but then, as the season progressed, their hall of fame coach led them to slaughter. They got worse! The Bills dismantled them game two. The answer? The two top tight end FAs. That should do it. Not a legit QB solution or, heaven forbid, a corner who can run with Diggs. Good luck baby boy. See your boys in a few weeks.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.