Allen signs rookie deal with the Bills

Josh Allen is under contract just one day before training camp opens at St. John Fisher College

Brayton Wilson
July 25, 2018 - 10:18 am

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The Buffalo Bills have locked up their potential franchise quarterback to his first professional contract.

The team announced on Wednesday that 2018 first round pick Josh Allen has signed his four-year rookie contract.

The 22-year-old rookie was the seventh overall pick of the Bills in this past April's NFL Draft out of the University of Wyoming. Allen was the last remaining rookie on the team that needed a contract, and now becomes the 90th player on the active roster for training camp.

In his career with the Cowboys, Allen (6' 5", 237-pounds) threw for 5,066 yards and 44 touchdowns, while completing 56.2-percent of his passes. His best season came in his junior year, where he threw for 3,203 yards and 28 touchdowns in 14 games. This past year, Allen's production dipped a bit, throwing for just 1,812 yards and 16 touchdowns in 11 games.

The Bills' players and staff will report to training camp on Wednesday, with the first practice taking place on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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