What Does Tom Brady Think of Buffalo’s Josh Allen?
It's no surprise to Bills fans that their own Josh Allen is once again in the thick of NFL MVP conversations. This weekend's AFC Divisional showdown with his arch nemesis Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs has been anticipated since last January's 38-24 AFC Championship loss. This year may be different for Allen and Buffalo Bills fans. So what did future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady have to say about Mr. Allen?
Ryan Talbot from syracuse.com, who was on The Drive with Charlie & Dan this week, found out. Brady was on his "Let's Go" podcast with host Jim Gray on Wednesday. When discussing Josh Allen, this is what the GOAT had to say, “playing in Buffalo, I know how tough it is to play up there,” said Brady. "Myself, personally, playing up there found success obviously but at the same time they were always challenging games and when those guys get going, man, it’s tough. The way that Josh Allen was playing that night. I know I saw that first touchdown pass where he was on the sideline and then after the game he said, ‘I was actually trying to throw that away.’ Those comments were no surprise to the 44-year-old, Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback.
"From a quarterback standpoint when that happens you’re like man, things are going your way that day. You think you’re throwing a ball out of the back of the end zone to conserve a field goal, next thing you know your tight end is catching in the end zone for a big way to start the game. It was one of those nights where Buffalo’s offense was almost impossible to stop.”
According to Talbot, Brady showed Allen great respect for Josh. “Josh Allen played spectacular football in zero-degree weather and was throwing the football extremely well,” Brady added. “They have a lot of talented skill players. Buffalo was pretty unstoppable that night.”
Maybe Mr. Allen and Mr. Brady can have a showdown of their own in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday February 13th.