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Josh Allen relishing going head-to-head with 'close' friend Aaron Rodgers in loaded AFC East

Josh Allen has revealed that he is 'very excited' about Aaron Rodgers joining the AFC East ahead of the 2023 season even though it means their friendship will have to be put to one side.

Josh Allen admits that his friendship with Aaron Rodgers will have to be put to one side, even though he is 'very excited' about the former Packers quarterback moving to the AFC East for the 2023 season.

In an interview with The Ringer's Kevin Clark, Buffalo Bills quarterback Allen revealed he Facetimes the new Jets quarterback on occasion as they prepare to face off twice this term.
"I've gotten to know Aaron a little bit over the years, and I would consider us very close," he told Clark in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday.
"I wouldn't say we text on the regular. I don't really call him, I FaceTime him. He usually answers, which is a big plus. I know he doesn't answer a lot of people."
And while Rodgers was unhappy with the Packers front office during the off season, which ultimately led to his move to the Jets, the 39-year-appears rejuvenated by his switch of division.
And it's fair to say that Allen is relishing taking on his idol.
"I've just been such a fan of him as a little kid," Allen said of Rodgers.
"Having Aaron Rodgers jerseys and trying to emulate what he does on the football field. He's such a special player.
"I think he's the most gifted thrower of the football of all time. To now be going against him twice a year, it's going to be a battle."

Buffalo and New York will meet twice this season, with Allen and Rodgers going head-to-head in the first Monday Night Football of the season in Week 1 at MetLife.

The Bills then host the Jets at Orchard Park on what should be a considerably colder November 19.

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