Josh Allen is back — somewhat.
He was limited in practice on Thursday, sporting a protective sleeve on his injured elbow.
He said he felt “comfortable” throwing the football while head coach Sean McDermott added they’re going to take things one day at a time as it pertains to the health of their quarterback.
McDermott hasn’t named a starter for Sunday’s game against the Jets but, with the bye week on the horizon, McDermott said potentially holding Allen out another week has been discussed.
Up until his injury, Allen thought he was playing good football. With having to sit out and be on the sideline last three weeks and observe has also helped his development.
“I don’t think it’s affected me negatively at all. I actually think it was kind of a blessing in disguise,” Allen said while addressing the media at the AdPro Sports complex.
“I got to see a vet come in and control the offense the way it needs to be controlled. I got to see that from him and got to learn and sit back. It’s definitely going to help out in the long run.”
With the carousel at quarterback limiting the offense, having the rook back on the field and participating was somewhat of a morale boost for the Bills.
“He looked pretty good today,” said receiver Zay Jones. “Very fluid, like his normal self and that’s exciting to see. I’m sure he’s glad to work back to being 100 percent”
“It’s awesome to see him out here competing again,” added safety Jordan Poyer. “It gives everybody a little more juice. He’s a guy that brings a lot of energy to our team. It’s exciting to see him back out there.”