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Josh Allen Addresses Contract Speculation From Bills OTAs

Josh Allen leading the Bills onto the field for an NFL game.

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 02: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills leads the team on to the field prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is in line for a huge contract. Allen has made stark progress over his three NFL seasons, and played at an MVP level for the team last year.

In 2020, Allen completed 69.2-percent of his passes, more than 16-percent better than his 2018 mark, with 37 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and 4,544 passing yards. He also remains dangerous as a runner, with 421 yards and eight scores on the ground.

There's been plenty of speculation as to when Allen will land his mega-deal with Buffalo. He's downplayed the situation throughout the offseason, and continues to insist that he isn't worried about it now that he's participating in the team's OTAs.

“I'm just trying to be the best quarterback that I can be for the Bills,” Allen said Tuesday, via The Buffalo News. “That's why as players, most of us, not all of us, have agents to take care of that side of things. Again, that's the least most thing I'm worrying about right now. I'm just trying to find ways I can do better and be better for this team, and help us accomplish the goal that we want to accomplish.”

He did admit that getting an extension done would end the questions, which he would welcome. For now, he's just trusting the process.

“I think on your guys' end, getting it done quick would kill all these questions that you have about it,” he said. “Again, I'm focused on being the best version of myself. Being the best quarterback, best leader that I can be for this team day in and day out.”

Spotrac estimates Josh Allen's market value for a new deal at four years, $168.6 million, which would put him at over $42 million per year. He'd be second in average salary in the league, ahead of Dak Prescott and behind Patrick Mahomes.

[The Buffalo News]