Josh Allen recalls Broncos passing on him: ‘I’m where I’m supposed to be’

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Brad Gelber
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While an elephant never forgets, apparently the same can be said about Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen.

During Week 15’s Bills vs. Denver Broncos game, NFL Network broadcasters Adam Admin and Mark Schlereth referenced their conversation they had with Allen prior to the game. In it they asked him about playing college football at Wyoming, which is only a two-hour drive north of Denver.

Allen’s response? “The Broncos had a chance to draft me at No. 5.”

The QB is, of course, referring to the fact that the Broncos chose to pass on him at the 2018 NFL Draft, instead opting to draft linebacker Bradley Chubb.

Allen ended up going to the Bills (11-3) two picks later and the rest is history.

While timing is everything, the QB was again asked about it following the Bills win in Denver (5-9).

“Yeah, I’m where I’m supposed to be,” Allen said via video conference.

Bills offensive lineman Jon Feliciano, was asked if this game meant more to Allen because of the Broncos passing on the QB in the draft.

The answer was short and sweet… “yes.”

While Allen can play it cool, it is only human nature to want to prove those who doubt you wrong. Saturday, Allen did just that.

Allen put out another strong performance, throwing for 359-yards and two touchdowns, while adding another two rushing scores. More importantly, the Bills’ win clinched a division title for the first time since 1995, a year before Josh Allen was even born.

“It’s great that we’re able to do it, for the first time in 25 years,” Allen said. “You know to be the team and to be the quarterback who does it, obviously feels really good. At the same time, you know that’s not our main goal. We set out to do this, in order to give us a chance to do what we really want to do… and that’s to win a Super Bow championship.”

By winning the division, the Bills are guaranteed a first round home playoff game, but there is still more that can be accomplished over the next two regular season games before then. At 11-3, the Bills are currently slotted into the third seed in the AFC, but are still very much in play for the second seed, with a long-shot at the first overall seed and a bye week in Round 1.

Saturday, the Bills left Denver with a division title and a franchise QB, something the Broncos organization played a part in with both.

Full circle, indeed.

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OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Buffalo
+150+3.5O 54.5
Kansas City
-176-3.5U 54.5