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Bills exercise fifth-year options on Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds

Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Rams, September 27, 2020 at Bills Stadium. Josh Allen (17) Photo by Craig Melvin

The Buffalo Bills have picked up the fifth-year option on quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.

The two have been vital pieces to the Bills roster since being drafted in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

In 2020, Allen set several single season franchise records including passing touchdowns (37), passer rating (107.2), completion percentage (69.2), total touchdowns (46), completions (396), 300-yard games (8) and passing yards (4,544).

The 2020 Pro Bowler is the only NFL player in history with at least 4,000 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns and eight rushing touchdowns in a season.

Allen has started in 43 games, thrown for 9,707 passing yards and 67 passing touchdowns in his three years with the Bills.

Edmunds is a two-time Pro Bowler who was the first player in NFL history with two seasons of at least 100 tackles by the age of 21. The linebacker led the team with 119 tackles in 2020.

In his three seasons with the Bills, Edmunds has totaled 355 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 14 quarterback hits, 24 passes defensed, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.

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