Mark Sanchez Trolls Bills QB Josh Allen Over New ‘Butt Fumble’

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Getty Josh Allen runs the ball in a game against the New York Jets.

Josh Allen’s fumble on Monday Night Football looked vaguely familiar to former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

The Buffalo Bills quarterback struggled against an aggressive Jets defense in the team’s 22-16 loss on September 11, committing four turnovers including a fumble that appeared somewhat similar to Sanchez’s notorious “butt fumble” from 2012.

During the game, Sanchez took to Twitter to troll Allen while recalling his own infamous play.

Mark Sanchez Turns the Tables on Josh Allen

Sanchez’s “butt fumble” took place in a Thanksgiving Night game against the New England Patriots in 2012, when the Jets quarterback tried to scramble after a busted handoff and ended up running straight into the backside of offensive lineman Brandon Moore. Sanchez fumbled, which the Patriots then recovered and ran in for a touchdown.

Allen suffered a similar play in Buffalo’s Monday Night Football loss. After the Jets scored a fourth-quarter touchdown to tie the game at 13, Allen bobbled a shotgun snap and tried to run forward, colliding with tight end Quintin Morris and fumbling. The Jets would recover and go on to kick the go-ahead field goal.

Though Allen led the Bills to a field-goal drive to tie the game and force overtime, the fumble — along with the quarterback’s three interceptions — proved costly as they failed to take advantage of Aaron Rodgers’ injury and lost 22-16 in overtime.

Josh Allen Puts the Blame on Himself

After the game, a visibly frustrated Allen blamed himself for the loss and said he took too many unnecessary risks with the ball.

“Trying to force the ball. Same (expletive), same place, different day,” Allen said in his postgame press conference.

Allen added that the Bills ultimately beat themselves with their mistakes.

“It’s a good defense we played, but we can’t play two guys,” he said. “Can’t play them and us. And I played us tonight.”

The Jets defense has been a thorn in Allen’s side in recent years, and the Bills quarterback said Monday night’s loss felt similar to last season when the Jets split the season series last year while hounding Allen in both games.

“I hurt our team tonight. I cost our team tonight,” Allen said. “This feels eerily similar to last year, and I hate that it’s the same, I do … The effort was there. Our guys played so hard. Defense gave us opportunities. They played a heck of a game. It sucks when you feel like you’re the reason, and I am the reason we lost tonight.”

But Bills head coach Sean McDermott was confident that the Pro Bowl quarterback could turn things around and play smarter football going forward.

“He knows, he knows he can play better,” coach Sean McDermott said. “I know he’s capable of playing better. He’s capable of playing smarter as well, and he’s got to do that for us, to number one stay healthy and then number two, to take care of the football. He’s more than capable of doing that.”

Allen and the Bills now have a short week before returning to Orchard Park for the home opener against the Las Vegas Raiders on September 17.

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Jill Hilbert
Jill Hilbert
11 days ago

Mark Sanchez also sat on a football so he can’t through that much shade at Josh Allen.