Bills lock up Josh Allen, Tremaine Edmunds for 2022

The Buffalo Bills made a formality official on Monday, picking up the fifth-year option for quarterback Josh Allen in 2022.

The team also announced it will retain its other first-round draft pick in 2018, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, by picking up his option.

Allen will earn $23.1 million in 2022, with Edmunds being paid $12.72 million.

Allen, who turns 25 this month, has become wildly popular in Buffalo after leading the Bills to back-to-back playoff berths for the first time since 1998-99. He was named to the Pro Bowl after the 2020 season, when he guided the Bills to a 13-3 regular-season record.

They lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 38-24 in the AFC championship game in January.

In three seasons, Allen has a 28-15 record and has completed 61.8 percent of his passes for 9,707 yards, with 67 touchdowns and 31 interceptions. He has also rushed for 25 scores.

He had a stellar 2020 season, starting all 16 games. His completion rate was 69.2 percent and he connected for 4,544 yards with 37 touchdowns, setting franchise records and ranking in the top five in the NFL in each category. He also threw 10 interceptions and ran for eight TDs.

Allen is the only NFL player in history with at least 4,000 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns and eight rushing touchdowns in a season.

Edmunds, 23, was the No. 16 overall selection in 2018. He is a two-time Pro Bowl honoree in his first three seasons in the NFL.

In 46 games for Buffalo, all starts, Edmunds has 355 tackles (19 for loss), 5 1/2 sacks, 24 passes defensed, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.

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