The Buffalo Bills understand that winning doesn’t come cheap.
First, they gave quarterback Josh Allen a six-year, $258 million extension.
Then, they brought in two-time Super Bowl champion Von Miller for a six-year, $120 million contract.
Finally, the Bills and wide receiver Stefon Diggs agreed to a four-year, $104 million extension.
Apparently, those three contracts are the biggest that the team has ever given, as Spotrac revealed.
Highest Total Value All-Time #Bills Contracts
1. Josh Allen, $258M
2. Von Miller, $120M
3. Stefon Diggs, $104M
4. Marcell Dareus, $96.5M
5. Mario Williams, $90M
— Spotrac (@spotrac) April 6, 2022
Also in the list of the top five Bills contracts with the highest total value is defensive tackle Marcell Dareus‘ six-year, $96.5 million extension he signed in 2015.
Rounding up the list is Mario Williams‘ six-year, $90 million contract in 2012.
Perhaps giving a six-year deal is the Bills’ way of saying that the player is precious.
After giving out a couple of six-year contracts, they expect Miller to be the leader of their defense.
Meanwhile, Diggs’ extension ties him with Buffalo for six more seasons.
The team expects him and Allen to lead their quest for the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl.
Grading Buffalo’s Three Biggest Contracts
Allen deserves such an extension after becoming one of the league’s elite quarterbacks.
Despite the loss, his performance during the Divisional Weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs proves that he’s worth every penny.
Meanwhile, Diggs helped transform the team’s culture from lovable losers to perennial contenders.
It isn’t a coincidence that the Bills made the playoffs in his first two seasons with the team.
However, Miller’s contract might be an overpay because of his age.
He will be 38 years old by the time the contract is over, and the Bills hope that he can continue to perform at a high level for that long.
If there’s any consolation, Miller will only carry a $7 million dead cap by 2025 and $3.7 million in 2026.