Allen is With the Bills; Others Also Have Expectations for Him
By Nick Wojton
Whether it’s the current New York Giants’ coaching staff or the former one, if the G-Men were looking to draft a quarterback at the 2018 NFL Draft, the man at the top of their board would’ve been Buffalo Bills rookie Josh Allen.
According to the New York Post, former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and current Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, both dubbed Allen as the “best of the bunch.” McAdoo, who discussed the top rookie QBs in the 2018 draft class with the Post, said he named Allen as his top guy because of his “high ceiling.”
Shurmur is the nephew of former Wyoming defensive coordinator/head coach Fritz Shurmur.
Shurmur was not on record with the Post in their recent article, however, he did discuss Allen in April prior to the draft.
“He’s an outstanding player. I’ve had probably more exposure to him than some of the other quarterbacks in the draft,” Shurmur told NJ.com at the NFL owners meetings.
“My indications are that he is a tough player, he is competitive,” he added. “Those are traits that I admire in a quarterback. You saw that in his play. He is willing to pull it down and run with it. I’ve been around him enough to know he is a really big guy with some gumption. I just like his mindset.”
If the Giants wanted Allen, they could’ve had him, too. Selecting second overall in the 2018 draft, the Wyoming quarterback was on board after the Cleveland Browns made quarterback Baker Mayfield the first overall selection.
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