Once you have to do this, it changes everything.
Talking about the Buffalo Bills agreeing to a six-year contract extension with QB Josh Allen.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced the deal is worth up to $258 million with $150 million guaranteed.
This changes everything for Buffalo. Now they will not be able to spend as much money at other positions. That is what happens once you sign your QB to that monster second contract.
The Bills did this after Allen’s third season. They certainly hope this decision works out better then it did for the Los Angeles Rams with Jared Goff, and the Philadelphia Eagles with Carson Wentz, who were both extended after their third seasons, and neither player is still with either team.
But from a Jets perspective, what the Bills did today with Allen, points out how fortunate the Jets are, with their QB position locked in at a reasonable price, for the next three years, with Zach Wilson, who just signed his rookie deal, a four-year contract for $35.5 million.
So with Wilson locked in at $8.9 million-a-year, compared to Allen making over $4o million per, the Jets will be able to spread the money around and build a strong base around Wilson, and the Bills will now have financial limitations.
Now, of course, Wilson needs to turn out to be a good NFL QB, and it’s too early to determine if he is yet, but Jets will have at least three years of financial freedom to spread the money all around.
The Bills have now left that zone.
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