NFL’s Josh Allen Reveals How Phil Mickelson’s Advice Helps Him Win

Published 11/03/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
MEMPHIS, TN – AUGUST 06: Phil Mickelson gives a thumbs up to the crowd at the No. 18 green during the second round of the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, August 6, 2021 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Josh Allen and Phil Mickelson took over the internet when the NFL star dressed up as the PGA Tour icon for Halloween. Mickelson was in awe of Allen’s costume, along with all the fans who shared images and videos online. However, during a press conference after the Buffalo Bills’ 26-11 win over the Miami Dolphins, while dressed as Mickelson, Allen revealed why exactly Mickelson inspires him.

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Allen is a 25-year-old quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, who just started his professional career in 2018. However, Mickelson, 51, has been playing golf professionally since 1992. Hence, Mickelson has years of experience with him, which seems to have helped Allen recently. Let’s take a detailed look at what the Bills QB had to say about Mickelson.

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How did Phil Mickelson help NFL star Josh Allen?

According to the Wyoming product, he and the Bills had a chance to interact with Mickelson earlier this year. “He talked about finding kind of like your zen. Finding your calm,” Allen said, revealing that this was during the preseason. Allen admitted that he does play well when he is angry or frustrated, which ultimately causes issues. So in the second half, they ended up taking Mickelson’s advice.

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They interacted with Mickelson back during the training camp, meeting them right after he won the PGA Championship. “It was right after he won the PGA and he was right there with his trophy and the golf cart,” Allen said. “He was on the golf course, and he took about 30 minutes to talk to the team and it was really cool.”

Oct 10, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

He even spoke about what he learned. “I think it’s just self-knowledge, understanding who you are,” Allen explained. “I know I don’t play well when I’m frustrated, and again, hearing that from a Hall of Fame golfer, one of the best of all time, to say that type of thing, that resonated well with me, because that’s exactly kind of how I feel, too,” he added. 

Mickelson loved Allen’s costume

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The Bills uploaded a video of Allen dressed as the PGA Tour icon, calling him ‘Josh Mickelson’. Mickelson replied in his own unique way, convinced that Allen is now the “most seductive man on the planet”.

On the business end, Allen and the Bills will play the New York Jets next.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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