Josh Allen got his first taste of being on an NFL field during rookie minicamp over the weekend.
Allen recognizes the adjustments he needs to make from his days at Wyoming to play for the Bills.
"There’s a few similar concepts, it’s just verbiage is different," he said. "It’s football. The game hasn’t changed. There’s not tons of new concepts every year that go in. Offense is offense; it’s our job to move the ball, to score points and keep our defense off the field."
His goals are simple and straightforward: "I’m going out there and I’m going to play football how I know to play football. I’m still working on a lot of things. Coach Daboll’s going to help me out. Through this whole draft process, I felt like I’ve made a lot of strides. ... As we progress through this rookie minicamp, and through the rookie developmental period, I plan to improve every day."
Wyatt Teller, the former Virginia Tech offensive guard the Bills drafted in the fifth round, was paying close attention to how Allen went about calling plays in the huddle.
"The biggest thing is you can tell how a quarterback's going to act in the fourth quarter by the way he treats his huddle," Teller said. "He was very respectful, but he was very stern. He complimented us if we had a good break and if we made the play right, but he had great huddle presence. If someone's out of place or if someone's like leaning in too far, he's like, 'Hey, hey, hey. Work on the huddle, fix the huddle.'
"You can kind of tell that he's taking it serious. He's more than an arm, obviously. He's a smart kid, he works hard."