Buffalo Bills fans were holding their breath during last week's overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, not only for the drama of the game, but for the status of star quarterback Josh Allen. Allen injured his foot on a running play and was walking with a noticeable limp for the rest of the game. The Bills star was spotted in a walking boot after the contest but a recent viral appearance at the Broadway show Hamilton appeared to give a positive update on the status of his foot sprain.
Shoutout to being in the room where it happens. https://t.co/VsgKRTZzkg
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 15, 2021
So, Jared Smola, a Fantasy Football analyst, tweeted the first picture of Bills quarterback Josh Allen, who attended the Hamilton show. NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport came in with a Hamilton reference, alluding to the fact that he was in the “room where it happened” when he saw Allen.
And what exactly did Rapoport see in regard to the Bills star and his injury? Allen was reportedly walking without a boot and with no noticeable limp. That is phenomenal news for Buffalo fans if Allen is actually walking without the boot.
It doesn't mean that Allen miraculously healed, and the foot injury will no longer be a problem. However, it does mean that the Bills quarterback, who was dubbed day-to-day by head coach Sean McDermott, may have taken the first step (no pun intended) towards playing on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
With the Bills 7-6 and clinging to a playoff spot, the sight of Josh Allen walking without a limp or a boot while attending a showing of Hamilton was probably like an early holidays gift for many Buffalo fans.