On Sunday, Sean McDermott said he loved the fact that Josh Allen is beginning to earn the trust and respect of his teammates.
One of his teammates already had that for Allen before the NFL ever heard of his name.
Eddie Yarbrough was a senior at Wyoming when Allen was a sophomore and vividly remembers his first memory of him.
“He was our scout team quarterback. In college, we beat up on our scout team quarterbacks. That’s the just a fact,” smiled Yarbrough.
But with Allen… it was different.
“He threw a couple that whizzed. Like boom, hit the back of the end zone. Our defensive line coach was like, ‘Hey line bring it up. I think this guy is going to be the guy in a couple years. Let’s take care of him. Let’s just stay away from him,” laughed Yarbrough. “That was my first memory of Josh.”
From that day forward, Yarbrough said he had a ‘very strong’ feeling he was going to be just fine.
“I’ve seen seven people that can’t whiz a ball and put that much mustard on it. Josh just has that cannon,” he added.
Yarbrough says they have a close bond from their time together in Laramie.
“These guys from Alabama and Clemson think they run the world, so us little Wyoming guys have to come up and represent”