Bills Twitter was fired up about the possibility of the Bills drafting Josh Allen and even more agitated after the Bills traded up to make the Wyoming quarterback the No. 7 pick overall.
Asked if he cared about the negative reaction, General Manager Brandon Beane was direct: No.
"We have to do what’s best for the Bills," he said. "We understand the position we are in. Not everyone is going to agree with the decision. If we had drafted a different quarterback I’m sure people probably would’ve disagreed with that for other reasons and we all know that quarterback is a hot topic no matter what.
"Even if Josh’s stuff that we had vetted out had not been a part of it, I’m sure there would have still been social media or national media. We get it, but all we expect is for Josh to come in here and earn the trust and respect of his team. That’s the thing we care about, what’s inside this wall and the organization all the way up to Terry and Kim (Pegula)."