Payments’ Sean McDermott believes {that a} new contract for Josh Allen will ‘work itself out’


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Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield are among the many prime quarterbacks from the 2018 NFL Draft that stay looking for a brand new contract. The quarterbacks all noticed their fifth-year choices picked up earlier this offseason, however every gamers’ entrance workplace has alluded to a attainable extension earlier than the beginning of the 2021 season. Regardless of these rumblings, every participant would proceed taking part in beneath their rookie contracts if the season began at this time. 

Because it pertains to Allen, Payments coach Sean McDermott expressed optimism when requested on Wednesday a couple of attainable new contract for his quarterback. McDermott echoed Payments GM Brandon Beane’s earlier sentiments that Allen might presumably obtain a brand new deal earlier than the Payments kick issues off towards the Steelers in Week 1. 

“Brandon talked about [a new contract], I believe on the finish of the spring observe interval there, and these items deal with themselves,” McDermott stated, through’s Nick Shook. “They work themselves out once you acquired two events that wish to be collectively and have the identical finish objective in thoughts. Josh is a superb, younger expertise and he matches so effectively with Buffalo and town and the city and the individuals of Buffalo. So, I firmly imagine it is gonna work itself out.”

Whereas he might definitely put up one other banner season in 2021, Allen has good purpose to hunt a brand new contract now following what was a breakout 2020 marketing campaign. After serving to the Payments clinch a playoff berth in 2019, Allen earned his first Professional Bowl nod final yr after scoring 45 whole touchdowns. Allen’s play helped Buffalo attain its first AFC Championship Recreation since 1993. 

Allen’s market worth is estimated at $168.6 million over 4 years, in line with Spotrac. And whereas he could obtain his market worth, Allen would reportedly be keen to work with Buffalo on his extension with a purpose to assist the Payments strengthen a roster that received 15 video games (together with the postseason) in 2020, in line with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. 

Whereas Allen has good purpose to pursue a brand new deal now, one other sturdy season would solely strengthen his market worth in 2022. Allen can also be keen to play the ready recreation — seeing what Mayfield and Jackson obtain from their respective groups — earlier than advancing his personal contract negotiations. 



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