The Buffalo Bills have been preparing to add that franchise quarterback throughout the pre-draft process, collecting picks on top of picks in separate trades. They did just that early in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, trading up from the 12th overall spot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the seventh pick.
With that pick, the Bills selected Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen.
We’ve drafted Josh Allen with the 7th overall pick.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) April 27, 2018
A highly divisive prospect, most observers believe that Allen’s accuracy issues precluded him from being a top quarterback. Obviously, that wasn’t the case.
Needless to say, Twitter had some pretty amazing reactions to the trade up for Allen. Here are the best.
Josh Allen is Mayonaise Jamarcus Russell.
— will (@willryan1995) April 27, 2018
The team that thought Nate Peterman deserved to start over Tyrod Taylor also thinks Josh Allen is worth a top 10 pick? Shocking.
— Adam Stites (@AdamStites_) April 27, 2018
Trading up to draft Josh Allen over Josh Rosen is bad process.
— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) April 27, 2018
— Kevin (@NiceTrainwrecks) April 27, 2018
— Anthony Rushing (@TonyRushingNY) April 27, 2018
The Bills traded away a guy that got them to the playoffs, essentially for a guy that struggled against defensive juggernauts like Oregon, Iowa and Nebraska. Fair enough.
— RJ Coco (@LittleRockStan) April 27, 2018
The Bills saw what the Browns, said "hold my beer" and traded up for an incredibly inaccurate quarterback. pic.twitter.com/pGKsS1K3ac
— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) April 27, 2018