By JOHN WAWROW
ORCHARD PARK, NY (AP) – The Buffalo Bills secured their future as quarterback on Friday, agreeing with Josh Allen on a six-year contract extension that locks him in until the season 2028.
The team announced the deal shortly after the end of their training camp session. It comes days after general manager Brandon Beane said he wanted to strike a deal with the fourth-year star ahead of the season or postpone talks until next year.
The two sides were in no hurry. Allen was under contract throughout the 2022 season after the Bills picked the player’s fifth-year option in May, worth nearly $ 23 million.
Allen got a significant boost following a breakthrough season in which he set numerous franchise assists and goals records as he led Buffalo to his first AFC East title since 1995 and the deepest playoff run. playoffs in 27 years. Buffalo’s season ended with a loss to Kansas City in the AFC Championship game.
In doing so, Allen, 25, solidified a position that had not been settled at Buffalo since Hall of Fame member Jim Kelly retired after the 1996 season.
Allen opened training camp saying he was not concerned about contract talks.
âWhether or not it happens, it won’t change my approach to being the best teammate, the best leader I can be for this team and this organization,â Allen said. âI focus entirely on the pitch.
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