Two minutes, 55 seconds. It took me fewer than three minutes to scroll back to Josh Allen's tweets from 2011, 2012 and 2013. No one in Josh Allen's circle had two minutes, 55 seconds to review his Twitter page before the 2018 NFL Draft?
Allen was a little-known JUCO quarterback at Reedley College in 2014. It not surprising that his unsavory and insensitive tweets from high school went unnoticed during this time. The same goes for 2015 and 2016 when Allen was still flying under the radar at Wyoming. He burst onto the national scene around this time last year when many pundits anointed him as a strong candidate for the No. 1 pick in 2018.
Google searches spiked, as did attention on YouTube, Twitter and anywhere else Allen had a footprint or was a talking point.
No one saw the tweets.
A year ago, no one saw the tweets from 2011, 2012 and 2013. No one saw them during his junior season at Wyoming when everyone was fixated on Josh Allen. No one saw them when he declared for the draft and no one saw them when he picked an agent, participated in the NFL Scouting Combine or worked out at Wyoming's Pro Day.
That's unbelievable. Literally unbelievable.
It's equally baffling that no one suggested his social media accounts should be reviewed — or if someone did, someone else decided that wasn't worth the time.
Allen is represented by Tom Condon, one of the most experienced and powerful agents in sports with a client list headlined by NFL players like Drew Brees, Eli Manning and Matthew Stafford. Why on earth did Condon or his staff not suggest a social media audit?
Not one person suggested Allen, the potential No. 1 pick on the verge of earning millions of dollars from endorsements and his rookie contract, should review his Twitter account? No one had two minutes, 55 seconds to scroll through his account in search of potentially damaging tweets?
Now we'll see how many minutes and seconds Allen may fall on Thursday night as a result of the tweets.