New Bills QB Josh Allen thrown for loss (of words) at meeting Jim Kelly
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Josh Allen says the only time he became rattled during his first Buffalo Bills practice was when he was introduced to Hall of Famer Jim Kelly.
The first-round draft pick says Friday he was “shaking” while standing beside Kelly in a meeting of Bills quarterbacks past and present.
Allen says he hopes to one day have his name included in the same sentence with Kelly, who guided the Bills to four consecutive AFC championships in the early 1990s.
The Bills traded up five spots to select the Wyoming quarterback with the No. 7 pick two weeks ago.
Kelly made a surprise visit for the start of two-day rookie minicamp some six weeks after his latest operation to have cancer removed from his jaw.
Kelly walked with a cane and had difficulty speaking. He raised his right thumb while he and Allen posed for pictures. Said Kelly: “It’s the best thing I can do: Thumbs up.”