Team leaked Josh Allen tweets to increase chances of QB falling to them?
Josh Allen could not have asked for a worse time for his vulgar tweets from several years ago to go viral, and there are some who believe the timing was anything but a coincidence.
In fact, ESPN’s Adam Schefter spoke with two people who wonder if an NFL team may have been behind Allen’s old tweets just now surfacing. The motive? Causing the former Wyoming star’s draft stock fall to the point where a certain team that may not have had a shot at him before has one now.
A theory two people in the past hour now have floated: another team plotted to have Josh Allen’s racially insensitive tweets put out just before the draft in order to increase the chances he would fall in the draft to that team.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2018
We hear all the time how the NFL is a cold-hearted business, but that would be the highest form of petty. The tweets, which have since been deleted but you can read here, were sent when Allen was a teenager and well before he enrolled at Wyoming. He probably should have done a better job of cleaning up his social media accounts, but there have been no red flags surrounding him off the field.
While it seems highly unlikely that Allen will tumble down the draft board over some things he said when he was 16 years old, we know how desperate NFL teams can be to find their next franchise QB. Anything is possible.