Bills Sign Matt Barkley To Extension

The Bills and Matt Barkley agreed to an extension on Friday, according to a team announcement. The new deal will keep the quarterback in place through the 2020 season. 

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The Bills signed Barkley on Halloween after rookie Josh Allen went down with an elbow injury and veteran Derek Anderson suffered a concussion. Barkley started against the Jets in Week 10 and it was a resounding success – the Bills blew out the Jets 41-10 as Barkley threw for 232 yards, two scores, and zero interceptions.

With the new deal, Barkley is poised to take over as Allen’s primary backup in 2019. Anderson, who turns 36 in June, is scheduled for free agency. If Allen suffers further injury, Barkley may have an opportunity to improve on his career 2-5 record as a starter in the NFL.

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  1. elscorcho the marlin
    elscorcho the marlin

    Haha. Ok. Good luck when Allen gets hurt again.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Still waiting on the numbers. It’s a 2 year extension of a contract that paid him $790,000 a season.

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  2. crosseyedlemon

    Barkley receives this extension because the Jets made him look like an all pro for one week. Hope he does the right thing and sends a Christmas gift to Marvin and his staff as his way of saying thanks.

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