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Josh Allen turns down Pro Bowl invitation

In this Jan. 24, 2021, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen looks to throw a pass during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Bills general manager Brandon Beane faces making two critical high-priced decisions by Monday, May 3, 2021, in determining whether to commit some $35 million in combined salary to pick up the fifth-year options and retain the rights of quarterback Josh Allen and middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds through the 2022 season. Photo: (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). In this Jan. 24, 2021, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen looks to throw a pass during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Bills general manager Brandon Beane faces making two critical high-priced decisions by Monday, May 3, 2021, in determining whether to commit some $35 million in combined salary to pick up the fifth-year options and retain the rights of quarterback Josh Allen and middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds through the 2022 season.

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Updated: January 27, 2022 11:10 AM
Created: January 27, 2022 11:07 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC) - Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is turning down an opportunity to play in the NFL Pro Bowl. 

Allen, who was named an alternate, was offered the chance to play as the Ravens' Lamar Jackson is apparently out due to injury.  

In a statement to ESPN, Allen said he needed to "allow my body to rest and recover from the harshness of the season."  

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 27, 2022

Many, especially Bills fans, felt Allen deserved a spot ahead of Jackson, who had a season plagued with injuries.  

The Chiefs Patrick Mahomes and Chargers Justin Herbert are the other QBs currently on the roster.   That would certainly change if the Chiefs beat the Bengals this weekend.  

The Pro Bowl is February 6, one week before the Super Bowl.   


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