With NFL players unable to do proper workouts because of COVID-19, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Aleen is doing his best to pass over the time.
Josh Allen is going to have to wait a bit before meeting some of his new Buffalo Bills teammates but he isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic keep him from preparing for the season.
The Bills quarterback has been training in California with some familiar faces in New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and Kyle Allen to pass over the time. Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated noted that the trio of quarterbacks live close to each other in Orange County.
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It’s not the worst way to spend time considering there isn’t much that can be done right now. You can bet this is also a bummer for Allen who might have to wait longer before getting to throw to his new receiver in Stefon Diggs.
The Bills starter spoke recently about the trade can how he can’t wait to get to see how he and Diggs work together in practice.
"“I’m still pumped about it,” Allen told Adam Schein on Mad Dog Sports Radio. “I’m still floating on cloud nine right now. I just can’t wait to get to work with him. Obviously with all this stuff going around, travelling and trying to get in touch, start throwing with him, that’s going to be a little delayed. I just want to get back to work.We’ve been staying in contact and trying to devise a plan of how we can get together. But man, the things he can do on a football field are unbelievable. The route running. The way he can make contested catches. I’ve talked to him on the phone a couple of times and just how cool of a dude he seems. He’s going to match in very well with our wide receiver group, he’s going to match within our locker room and with our team. Big-time playmaker. He’s going to help us out a lot this year.”"
You can tell Allen understands how crucial it is for him and Diggs to be on the same page as soon as possible when training camp opens. Between him, Darnold and Josh Rosen, who were taken early in the 2018 NFL Draft, Allen is the only one of the three that has received significant support in terms of offensive weapons.
The Bills took a step forward after bringing in John Brown and Cole Beasley but you can tell the offense was still needing a big-time playmaker. The important thing that Allen mentions is that he doesn’t see a problem with Diggs fitting into the locker room which is always a big thing teams have to consider when making trades like this.
Not only has Allen shown excitement about this season considering the Bills have a legitimate shot at overtaking the AFC East but he is making sure to give credit where it is due to those battling on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He recently shared a video to health care workers in Buffalo and made it known that he wants to help contribute to a fund that will help those impacted by the coronavirus.
7 Eyewitness News reported that Allen donated $25,000 in support of COVID-19 causes after Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula said they were going to donate to help first responders and medical workers.
It’s safe to say Allen is finding a way to make a difference even when he can’t do what he does best on the football field.
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