Josh Allen Expected To Miss 2-3 Weeks, Could Turn To Derek Anderson



Tom Pelissero reports that Bills rookie QB Josh Allen will not require surgery but is expected to miss “at least” two or three games.

Pelissero adds that Allen’s injury is to his ulnar collateral ligament, but is not a “full tear.

Dianna Russini reports that Bills rookie QB Josh Allen will not start the team’s Week 7 game and there’s concern he could miss multiple weeks.

According to Russini, the Bills haven’t decided who will start at quarterback in Allen’s place, but there is a feeling in the organization that veteran Derek Anderson gets to start or Sean McDermott is in danger of losing the locker room after Nathan Peterman’s latest performance.

Last night, Chris Mortensen reported that Allen is dealing with an ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow that is not considered a major issue at this time.

Even so, the Bills plan to send his MRI orthopedist specialist Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.

Mortensen says that the Bills do not want to rush Allen back and plan to allow him properly heal despite his desire to play at less than full strength.

Allen, 22, was taken with the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft by the Bills. According to, Allen receives a four-year, $21,265,508 contract that includes a $13,545,824 signing bonus.

The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Bills to pick up in 2021.

We’ll have more regarding the Bills as the news is available.

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