What is Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen's net worth?
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen signed a big-money new contract with the NFL franchise in August, and has a host of sponsorship deals with brands such as Nike.
Following a 2020 NFL season in which he broke a host of franchise records, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was rewarded with a big-money contract extension in August 2021.
Allen handed bumper Bills deal - but top salary doesn't kick in yet
Indeed, Allen stands to pick up a maximum average yearly salary of $32.25m as part of the $258m contract, which ties him to the Bills until the end of the 2028 season.
However, Online Sports Database, a website co-founded by Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers, notes that only $150m of that $258m is guaranteed, so the 25-year-old’s average salary may well work out at significantly below $32.25m.
And in a detailed analysis of the way Allen’s new Bills contract has been structured, Pro Football Network explains that the player’s salary will be capped at $16.5m in 2022. It’s not until 2023 that the Bills will raise that cap to $39.8m.
Allen's net worth likely to have grown since most recent estimate
Allen’s net worth has been widely reported at around $14m, but this estimate appears to be based on his previous Bills deal, which was only worth up to around $5.3m a season.
Therefore, even though Allen is yet to progress to the maximum possible salary in his new contract - in 2025, his cap is scheduled to be raised to $51.3m - the player’s net worth can reasonably be expected to have grown since he penned improved terms.
This appears particularly likely given that the former University of Wyoming player earned a $16.5m signing bonus on agreeing his new Bills contract, according to Pro Football Network. He is also due a $42.5m ‘option bonus’ in 2022, the media outlet says.
Endorsements with Nike, Microsoft...
Allen also earns money from a wide range of endorsements with brands including Nike, Microsoft, Hyundai, FedEx and Pepsi.
Exactly how much he pockets from these deals is unclear, although Forbes magazine has estimated that fellow star quarterbacks such as Rodgers, Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes earn around $10m to $20m a year from sponsorship agreements. (Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady takes home $45m from endorsements, according to Forbes, but Allen is unlikely to be anywhere near the seven-time Super Bowl winner).
Bills through to divisional round clash with Chiefs
Allen, who holds Bills records including the most touchdown passes (37), passing yards (4,544) and total touchdowns (46) in a single regular season, again led Buffalo to the playoffs in 2021, as Sean McDermott’s team won the AFC East division for the second year in a row.
Having crushed the New England Patriots 47-17 in the wild card round on Saturday - with Allen throwing for 308 yards, five touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 157.6 - the Bills now visit the Chiefs, in a repeat of the 2020 AFC Championship Game.
The Chiefs won 35-24 at Arrowhead Stadium 12 months ago, before losing 31-20 to the Buccaneers at Super Bowl LIV.
Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs: when and where
The Bills go to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Chiefs in the NFL playoffs divisional round at 6:40pm ET on Sunday 23 January 2021.
TV viewers in the US will be able to watch the game on CBS. You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the Bills vs the Chiefs right here at AS USA.