Bills QB Josh Allen now the elder statesman of AFC East

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Old man Allen is your Buffalo Bills starting quarterback moving forward.

Josh Allen, the Bills’ franchise quarterback that was handed a massive extension this offseason as he enters the final year of his rookie deal… is now the oldest starting quarterback in the AFC East.

Of course there are quarterbacks, in general, that are older. New England Patriots backup Brian Hoyer is a decade older than Allen at 35.

However, considering projected opening-day starters only, Allen’s the elder statesman. That comes as the Pats decided to cut incumbent starting QB Cam Newton on Tuesday ahead of the 4 p.m. roster-cut deadline.

Newton, 32, was previously the oldest projected starting quarterback in the AFC East and now the Patriots will turn things over to one of the league’s youngest starters, rookie first-round pick Mac Jones.

So now the moment you’ve been waiting for, here is exactly how much older Allen is than the rest of the division’s starters under center:

  • Bills’ Josh Allen: 25 years, 102 days old

  • Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa: 23 years, 182 days

  • Patriots’ Mac Jones: 22 years, 360 days old (rookie)

  • Jets’ Zach Wilson: 22 years, 28 days old (rookie)

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