BUFFALO, N.Y. [WKBW] — The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with left tackle Dion Dawkins on a four-year, $60 million extension. The new deal with keep Dawkins under contract with the Bills through the 2024 season.
Dawkins, 26, is entering the prime of his career and coming off a very successful season where he started all 16 games for the Bills. Since he was drafted in 2017, Dawkins has started 43 games, anchoring the left side of the Bills offensive line.
“We hear about guys all of the time that get paid, and then they fall off. And believe me, if I can say it, I’m going to say it, it will not be me," Dawkins said Thursday. "I will do everything to fight so it will never be me. I’m going to earn every bit of this contract and I’m going to do everything and anything that I can to help this program and organization win on the field and off.”
Dawkins was entering the final year of his rookie contract prior to his new extension. Dawkins becomes the first draft pick since Sean McDermott was named head coach in 2017 to resign with the team.
According to salary database Spotrac, Dawkins is now the seventh highest-paid left tackle in the league. Considering his age and potential, getting this deal done now makes plenty of sense for the Bills.