It’s always crucial for quarterbacks to enjoy strong relationships with members of their offensive line, considering they wouldn’t be able to succeed without their protection. But the bond between Josh Allen and his offensive line goes even further.
They’re one big family.
Veteran Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins joined the “Howard and Jeremy Show" on Friday and talked about the special connection he and his cohorts share with Allen.
“It’s just a relationship with Josh that we all have,” he said. “That just shows how different this Buffalo team is, and we’re all a huge brotherhood, and care for one another. It’s a special unit and a special team, and we can have the whole band together, with Josh being the lead singer, and us playing drums.”
Allen excelled behind Buffalo’s line last season, completing nearly 70% of his passes for 4,544 yards and 37 touchdowns. His stellar performance earned him runner-up honors in the MVP race behind only Aaron Rodgers.
This season, Dawkins is hoping to join Allen in the Pro Bowl. The 2017 second round pick is always available, playing in all 64 games in his first four NFL seasons. He signed a four-year extension that could be worth up to $60 million before last season.
Still, Dawkins says he’s going to enjoy his summer before ramping back up for training camp. After an AFC Championship run, his body and mind needs to recover — along with everybody else’s.
“I am not ready to get back. Nobody is ready yet,” he said. “We have to rest and dissect and take this huge step back so we can take this huge step forward just on a normal level of rest