While the Buffalo Bills front office prepares for the first round of the 2022 NFL draft on April 28, quarterback Josh Allen is getting in workouts with wide receiver Gabriel Davis. A photo of the duo at the gym was shared on social media on April 26, and it seems Allen hasn’t missed arm day since the season ended.
In the picture, originally tweeted by the Bills, Allen is flexing both arms in front of his chest, while Davis casually poses with his hands on his hips. The size of the 6-foot-5 quarterback’s arms caused the photo to quickly go viral, with fans retweeting the picture along with their witty comments.
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Other fans were worried he looked maybe too swole. “Welp, here comes the NFL drug policy team….. Letter from league offices….. incoming,” one fan tweeted, while another man responded with, “jokes on them when he” — attaching a GIF from “Talladega Nights,” where Will Ferrell’s character says, “When I wake up in the morning I p*** EXCELLENCE!”
Allen’s Focused on Improving Ball Placement This Offseason
Even though Allen is already considered an elite quarterback, it’s clear the 25-year-old is working to enter the 2022 season in the best shape of his life. As No. 17 prepares to enter his fifth year in the NFL, he’s looking to make some tweaks to improve his game, especially when it comes to ball placement.
“I think, myself especially, making sure I’m on time, making the right reads, and giving our guys good enough balls to get some more [yards after the catch],” Allen told Ryan Talbot for an April 21 story on Syracuse.com.
“That’s one thing I think, on offense, run after catch was wasn’t very high last year. But again, that’s me putting the ball where it needs to be and allow our guys to catch in a good position to make a run after the catch.”
Allen Proudly Showed Up to Buffalo’s Voluntary Workouts
While there’s been a lot of discussion about Allen’s rising level of fame, the Bills probably don’t have to worry about him getting too distracted this offseason. Despite all the outside noise (for one thing, Allen and Patrick Mahomes will team up against Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers in The Match golf event on June 1), Allen’s main focus remains on football and his team.
After showing up to the start of the Bills’ voluntary workouts on April 20, Allen explained to reporters why he’s attending the workouts.
“I don’t feel like I need to be here, but I absolutely want to be here,” he said, noting that the camp-like style of training in Buffalo builds strong relationships between players, “which pays dividends” for a team looking to go all the way this season.
“I love hanging out with the guys and developing these types of relationships you don’t get otherwise,” Allen, who will be 26 when the 2022 season starts, said. “And I think there’s a lot of good in that, especially when it comes to developing a football team.”