Josh Allen recently talked with the media and said he has reached out to former quarterbacks to help provide insight as he tries to elevate his game.
At the beginning of the month, Peter King wrote that Buffalo Bills quarterback room had a chance to talk with Peyton Manning this offseason. On Thursday, Josh Allen talked about that call with Manning but also noted that he had conversations with Brett Favre and Tony Romo as well.
Allen talked about the parallels that Manning faced back in 2011 when the NFL was in the midst of a lockout. While this offseason isn’t identical, these two years saw limited on-field workouts so the Bills quarterback learned how Manning was able to navigate that.
The Buffalo Bills quarterback was asked who was able to set these conversations up and he did say that it was offensive coordinator Brian Daboll that reached out to the former quarterbacks.
The one quarterback that seemed to provide Josh Allen the most insight though was Tony Romo. The two quarterbacks talked around the Super Bowl and the focus was around his mechanics. He said he hasn’t been looking to make wholesale changes to his throwing motion but tightening up the little things. Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com quoted Allen as saying:
"“Just kind of keeping my head more still, keeping my left arm tighter and kind of rotating my body around an axis and it’s been paying off,” he said. “I think that to continue to work on that obviously there’s going to be ups and downs and trying to change arm slots. Within the flow of the game and guys rushing at you and that’s kind of hard to emulate in the offseason, but in Miami (during the player workouts), I feel like it’s the best I’ve ever thrown. I feel good where I’m at right now and I’m still going to work on it and try to continue to get better with what I’m working on.”"
Josh Allen is going to be entering his third season in the league and the improvements he made from his first to his second year, has set the expectations very high. The biggest knock on Allen was his completion percentage but last year he was able to improve that by six percentage points.
These types of tweaks that Josh Allen is making this offseason should really help him continue to improve this aspect of his game.