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Silver Minings: Jon Gruden heaps praise on Josh Allen, as Bills head to Las Vegas

Raiders’ quarterback-loving coach compares Allen to John Elway

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Jon Gruden loves his quarterbacks and Buffalo Bills’ young standout Josh Allen has caught his attention.

Gruden threw big praise at the red-hot Allen on Monday as he prepares to face him and the 3-0 Bills in Las Vegas on Sunday. Allen is an early MVP candidate as he has thrown 10 touchdown passes in three games. He is also a threat on the ground.

Gruden got so excited in hyping up Allen that he even compared him to Hall of Famer John Elway.

“The quarterback is eye-opening. He is a fun guy to watch, man,” Gruden said on Monday about Allen. “He can really throw the ball. He’s got a great playing style. He’s got a lot of John Elway playing style. He can scramble, he’s strong, he’s tough. He’s a big-time player.”

The Bills beat the Rams 35-32 in Buffalo last Sunday, despite LA making a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback.

Clearly, Gruden will be thinking about Allen a lot in the next five days.

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