Josh Allen says he and Patrick Mahomes are working on a strongest arm competition.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected a number of scheduled activities in the National Football League, from rookie minicamp to offseason training activities to preseason games. But you can add one more to that list: a scheduled strongest arm contest between Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen.
Allen recently appeared on Good Morning Football on the NFL Network to talk about a number of subjects—from the coronavirus to the team’s playoff exit in 2019 to the addition of Stefon Diggs. But the hosts of the show could not resist also asking about the question that often surfaces on social media in NFL circles about who has the league’s strongest arm.
Allen entered the NFL known for his cannon of an arm and he’s put that on display in his short stint in Buffalo on numerous occasions. That said, Mahomes might have a slighter build but his arm strength is incredible and it’s very possible he can throw it farther than anyone in the league.
In order to prove supremacy in arm strength, Allen said both he and Mahomes were ready to schedule something this summer until the pandemic sidelined any such gathering. He told NFL Network that he’s “game” to make it happen, however.
“We’re working on it,” said Allen. “We had something in place that was supposed to be going this summer but obviously some COVID restrictions had that kinda shot down. But yes, I’m game. I think Pat’s obviously one of the strongest arms in the league. He’s if not the best quarterback in the league right now. The things that he can do on the football field, it’s pretty unbelievable to watch. Congrats to him and what he’s been able to accomplish there. I’m a big fan of him and his game and his play style.”
Allen, who is 15-12 in two years as a starter for the Bills, added that he’s hoping to include a charitable aspect to the competition and he knows that Mahomes would want the same thing. Together it sounds like the pair will find a way to test their arms, strengthen their friendship and provide some entertainment —all as soon as the spread of coronavirus is under control.
“I’d love to finally settle this and figure it out, but we’ll have to make sure that, whatever the case may be, it’s going to a good cause and there’s some charity involved with it. I know he’s got his 15 and the Mahomies charity and foundation, so we’ll figure out a way we can do this for sure.”
Allen threw 20 touchdowns and 9 interceptions last year for Buffalo.