With Halloween falling on an NFL Sunday this year, most players will have to skip some annual traditions like handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. One tradition that some athletes are still partaking in, essentially on the job, is dressing up in a spooky or — in Josh Allen‘s case — hilarious costume.
Hours before kickoff to the Buffalo Bills Week 8 contest against the Miami Dolphins, the quarterback was filmed strolling into Highmark Stadium dressed for a day on the links. Upon closer review, and judging by the Bills’ official Twitter account, Allen was going for the famous left-handed golfer in the United States, Phil Mickelson.
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This wasn’t Allen’s first costume that he’s broken out this fall, as the Pro Bowl signal-caller also attended a team party during the Bills bye week and went as Captain Jack Sparrow from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series. While there’s been no word of whether actor Johnny Depp caught wind of Allen’s get-up from last week, Mickelson certainly saw the quarterback’s costume on Sunday and promptly responded with his approval.
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Within 30 minutes of the post from the Bills’ Twitter account, “Lefty” jumped on social media to give his hilarious feedback.
With the Bills set to kick off against the Dolphins at 1 p.m. ET, as long as the game doesn’t go into overtime, there’s a chance that the 25-year-old could get home in time to give out some candy. If that’s the case, it’ll be interesting to see if Allen jumps back into his Jack Sparrow attire, goes with Mickelson again, or perhaps breaks out a third costume.
Given just how passionate “Bills Mafia” is, it wouldn’t be a shock for Allen to come across some pretty impressive doppelgangers this evening.
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Over his impressive PGA Tour career that’s included six major championships, there have been no clear indications as to which NFL team that Mickelson roots for, if any. “Lefty” was born in San Diego, California, but was raised both there and in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The 51-year-old also attended Arizona State University, so one would think that he’d be a fan of a west coast team, but it’s been seen in recent years that Mickelson has become friends with former New England Patriots legend and now Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Aside from the newer connection to Allen now, Mickelson does have ties to another former Bills player.
Ironically, like Allen, Dobler played college football at the University of Wyoming.