Just before the weekend arrived, the Buffalo Bills and quarterback Josh Allen agreed to terms on a mammoth six-year contract extension worth a reported $258 million with $150 million guaranteed, making him the second-highest average paid player in NFL history.
The former first round pick (seventh overall) of the Bills in the 2018 NFL Draft is worth each and every dime, according to NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell. His athletic abilities justify the money.
"Size is an attribute. He, to me, may be the most physically gifted quarterback in the league," Cosell told "The DA Show" on Monday. "And I know the Patrick Mahomes people are going to say, 'You don't know what you're talking about.' Well, I've stood next to Josh Allen - he's 6-6, 240. Patrick Mahomes is about 6-2, 212. Patrick Mahomes is super talented, that's not the issue. I don't know if you've ever stood next to Josh Allen - he is a big, big man.
"And I've never seen a ball come out of the hand of a quarterback like it does with Josh Allen. He's just so fascinating to me. What I said was - I actually wrote about this with Peter King when I did his column - saying he's the most physically gifted is not the same as saying he's the best as we speak today. But he's just so physically gifted, I'm so intrigued watching him."
Allen, the runner-up for NFL MVP last season, was a breakout star for Buffalo in 2020. In 16 games, the 25-year-old completed a career-high 69.2% of his passes for a franchise record 4,544 yards with 37 touchdowns. He also added eight rushing scores and a receiving touchdown en route to an AFC Championship Game appearance against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Overall, the Bills' offense ranked second in the league in average yards (396.4) and points (31.8) in 2020.
Buffalo will open the 2021 season at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Sept. 12. According to the William Hill Sportsbook, the Bills currently have the best odds (-155) to win the AFC East, and the third-best odds (+1200) to win Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles.
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