What is Josh Allen's net worth? Buffalo Bills QB donated $200 for every touchdown scored
Josh Allen's chance to be the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2018 was compromised after problematic old tweets he posted when he was a high schooler. A search through his Twitter history revealed posts that were outright racist and offensive. Allen who is White, had tweeted the N-word multiple times. In one of the tweets, he also said, "If it ain't white, it ain't right." To make matters worse, it was revealed he publicly announced his hatred for LeBron James in 2011. "I hate LeBron!!!!!!! #LeBronSucks," he wrote.
Allen started playing college football for the Wyoming Cowboys in 2015. After suffering a season-ending injury in his first college game, he claimed the starter spot the following season and threw 28 touchdowns in 14 games. Allen's success had created enough buzz and several NFL teams were interested to add him to their roster ahead of the 2018 draft. That's when his tweets resurfaced on the Internet and on the morning of the event on April 28, Allen spoke to ESPN's Stephen A Smith and apologized for the tweets saying he was "young and dumb".
Tom Brady was branded as 'racist' by trolls after he beat Patrick Mahomes at Super Bowl. They were of the opinion that him winning during Black History Month was "wrong". He was also called a bad role model for celebrating his Super Bowl win and many said he was 'drunk' and was dubbed "irresponsible" after he was seen reveling maskless amidst a huge crowd where no one wore masks.
Going back to the drafting, Allen ended up being the Buffalo Bills' top draft pick of the night. He was the 7th overall pick and the 3rd quarterback to be rostered at the event and was picked before future NFL MVP Lamar Jackson who was picked by the Baltimore Ravens. "I hope you know and others know I'm not the type of person I was at 14 and 15 that I tweeted so recklessly. ... I don't want that to be the impression of who I am because that is not me. I apologize for what I did," Allen had said to ESPN's Chris Mortensen before the event where he ended up doing quite well for himself. He signed a 4-year contract with the Bills and here's a breakdown of how much he's worth and how he makes his money apart from playing football.
What is Josh Allen's net worth in 2021?
According to Essentially Sports, that cites a Sportrac report, Allen signed a $21,183,038 contract with the Buffalo Bills in 2018. The then-22-year-old's contract also included a $13,485,846 signing bonus and an average annual salary of $5,295,760. Allen's base salary for the current year is estimated at $920,000 and a roster bonus of $2,618,596. According to Sportscasting, his net worth with his salary and bonuses as well as all other business dealings combined is estimated at $5 million. According to Sportrac, Allen's base salary in 2022 will increase to $23,016,000.
Josh Allen's endorsements
According to a Variety report, the 24-year-old has received endorsement deals from brands including Nike. New Era Corp Co., Microsoft Surface and Hyundai. He also has his own brand of cereal called Josh's Jaqs which benefits the Oishei Children's hospital. Allen became a shareholder for a Buffalo-based golf ball manufacturer in July 2020. He is also the pitchman for Buffalo and Rochester-based West Herr Auto Group.
Josh Allen's charitable activities
Josh Allen is much involved with the Oishei Children's hospital where donations of more than $600,000 (including his own contribution of $17,000) were made in honor of his late grandmother Patricia. Ahead of his sophomore NFL season, he had pledged to donate $200 for every touchdown he scored. He also donated $25,000 to the New York Covid-19 Community Relief Fund to help combat the virus in the Big Apple.
In 2020, Kaleida Health tweeted that the quarterback had committed to matching their next $10,000 donations to their Covid-19 response fund. "BIG NEWS: @JoshAllenQB has committed to matching the next $10,000 in donations to our Covid-19 Response Fund supporting our healthcare teams! Donate now at http://kaleidahealth.org/donate! Thank you Josh for your continued generosity and support of Kaleida Health & OCH!" they tweeted.
BIG NEWS: @JoshAllenQB has committed to matching the next $10,000 in donations to our COVID-19 Response Fund supporting our healthcare teams! Donate now at https://t.co/qlqXFAHJmH! Thank you Josh for your continued generosity and support of Kaleida Health & OCH! ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/zNQrrdFebv— Kaleida Health (@KaleidaHealth) April 3, 2020