By now, most Bills fans have heard of the massive contract extension for quarterback Josh Allen, which was officially announced by the team on Friday afternoon.
The Bills franchise quarterback set an NFL record of $ 150 million for most guaranteed money by a player; with a total term of six years, valued at $ 258 million. The deal holds Allen in Buffalo through 2028.
After the Bills completed Saturday morning open practice at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, Bill’s start guard Jon Feliciano said he actually got tears in his eyes when he learned of Allen’s huge expansion.
“I saw the tweet and I had tears in my eyes,” said Feliciano.
He mentioned how Allen spoke about it before Friday practice, but Feliciano said he “didn’t really add two and two”. But when he drove back to One Bills Drive for an afternoon meeting, he saw the extension and was delighted with Josh.
Both Feliciano and the tight end Dawson Knox joked that they expected big Christmas presents from everyone; Knox even adds that he’s basically playing half the offensive, so he should get half of that Christmas present.
“I always joke with him that I’m half offensive, so I should get half the Christmas present,” Knox said.
Feliciano also had fun with it on Friday night on Twitter.
The love for everyone is evident from the likes of Stefon Diggs, John Feliciano, and Dawson Knox, all of whom spoke to the media after training. Maybe it’s a facade with other guys in professional sport, but with Allen and his teammates, it can be said that it’s 100 percent real.