By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Buffalo Bills quarterback and former University of Wyoming Cowboy Josh Allen is going to shift his focus from football to golf this summer in a bid for his first win of any sort over Tom Brady.
On June 1, a battle of NFL quarterbacks will commence with Allen teaming up with his 2022 NFL playoff nemesis Patrick Mahomes to face off against Brady and Aaron Rodgers in a live 12-hole golf event known as “The Match.”
Allen has yet to beat Brady in anything, with the elder quarterback toppling Allen’s Buffalo Bills while playing first for the New England Patriots and then for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady comes in to the competition as a slightly better golfer. Brady has an 8.1 handicap as compared to Allen’s 9.0.
In a video promoting the event, Allen said his goal was to “swing well and not hit anybody in the head.”
Such an outcome, however, would likely delight Brady who is already tormenting Allen on social media.
In a tweet on Monday morning, Brady posted a shirtless photo of himself with a photo of a child wearing a Buffalo Bill’s helmet.
“An artist’s rendering of me watching Josh Allen’s approaching after laying up on a par four,” Brady wrote.
Allen quickly responded that he was grateful he wasn’t portrayed in wearing “Brady brand apparel.”
The trash talk is a staple in The Match series which has raised $33 million for charity since it was started in 2018 and has donated 17 million meals to Feeding America.
The event will take place in Las Vegas and will be televised on TNT.
The four quarterbacks combined have 30 Pro Bowl selections, 86 playoff appearances and nine Super Bowl titles.
This will be the second time that Allen will show off his golf skills on live TV. The Bills’ quarterback participated in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this year.
This will also be Brady and Rodgers’ return to the golf match, as both competed, albeit on opposite teams, last summer during the event in Big Sky, Montana. Rodgers and professional golfer Bryson DeChambeau beat Brady and golfer Phil Mickelson last year.
Last August, the Bills signed Allen to a six-year extension worth $258 million.