Bills’ Josh Allen set to play golf at Pebble Beach after opting out of Pro Bowl due to injury
Bills QB Josh Allen officially withdrew from the Pro Bowl on Monday, citing an elbow injury, but he will not be in rehab this weekend. Instead, Allen is on the celebrity roster at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf event.
Allen suffered an elbow injury during the regular season, but played without missing a game and led the Bills to a 13-3 season.
It’s not uncommon for players to use an obscure injury as an excuse to skip the Pro Bowl — Joe Burrow is also not participating for vague reasons — but Allen skipping events to play golf is a bad start to the weekend. end of the NFL’s reimagined Pro Bowl. .
Josh Allen is an absolute king for playing in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am instead of the Pro Bowl. Be more like Josh Allen.
— Eddie Radosevitch (@Eddie_Rado) January 31, 2023
Fans criticized the decision to replace Allen with Ravens QB Tyler Huntley, who threw just two touchdown passes while replacing Lamar Jackson late in the regular season.
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At this rate, the Pebble Beach Pro-Am might have bigger names in the NFL than the Pro Bowl itself. Allen will be joined by Aaron Rodgers, Larry Fitzgerald, Alex Smith, Steve Young and Ron Rivera in California.
Allen is no stranger to golf. He competed at Pebble Beach last year and he played alongside Patrick Mahomes against Rodgers and Tom Brady in last year’s edition of ‘The Match’.
As the Pro Bowl wanes in popularity, pending the success of the NFL’s reconfigured event slate this year, it may take a Super Bowl run for Allen to say no to Pebble Beach in the future. Can you blame him?