Share this article

print logo

Bills quarterback Josh Allen gets his Thanksgiving win and his turkey leg, too

Bills quarterback Josh Allen told CBS announcers on Wednesday that his dream was to win a Thanksgiving Day game and then eat a turkey leg on the field.

"We have a surprise for you," CBS announcer Tracy Wolfson said.

At the end of her postgame interview following the Bills' victory against the Dallas Cowboys, Wolfson handed Allen a plate with a turkey leg. He wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and at Wolfson's urging, took a bite.

"Take a bite," Wolfson said.

"Here we go," Allen said.

"Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the win, Josh!"

So how did CBS just happen to have turkey leg at the ready. Here's the story, according to Wolfson via CBS Sports.

Someone from the CBS crew went to the tailgate before the game and asked if they could have a leg. The leg was kept at the truck during the game. Once the CBS crew felt the game was out of reach, they readied the leg to be presented postgame on a plate.

The awarding of the turkey leg used to be a staple of Thanksgiving Day football, started by John Madden in 1989.

After Allen grabbed a towel and gave Wolfson a hug, Tre'Davious White snuck in and took a bite of turkey leg off the plate without using his hands.

As Allen headed toward the sideline waving the towel, linebacker Corey Thompson walked over and also grabbed some turkey.

Plate in hand, Allen took the turkey leg toward the locker room, steps behind coach Sean McDermott. Once inside, he could be heard screaming, "Yeah, Coach!"

Asked in his postgame news conference about the leg, Allen said, "It tasted fantastic."

Story topics: / /

There are no comments - be the first to comment