Josh Allen is really, really good at football. However, when coming into the league there were huge question marks surrounding the Buffalo Bills’ decision to draft him.
Allen didn’t attend a large D1 school, his accuracy issues had many experts concerned and his resume was lackluster compared to his peers.
Questions surrounding Allen immediately after the draft
There was an article released shortly after the Bills drafted Allen that stated, “If Josh Allen succeeds, the Bills will have outsmarted basically all regular humans and the entirety of math itself.”
The article is worth a read as Josh Allen enters his fifth NFL season where he finds himself as not only the MVP front-runner, but as the franchise quarterback for the odds-on favorites to win the Super Bowl.
Bills fans, get excited.
While Allen has already begun cementing his legacy as one of the best quarterbacks the Bills have ever seen, he is nearing some historic company in another area of his game.
It’s not his ability to hurdle All-Pro defenders in the middle of the open field:
Another angle of the Allen-Barr hurdlepic.twitter.com/uUvkxoXoQM— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 23, 2018
Or his historic playoff performance last year:
We’re not even talking about how his first 4 seasons rank compared to all-time greats:
Allen can make NFL history this season with his legs.
History in the making
Surprising enough, Allen is only nine rushing touchdowns away from being tied for third all-time for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. Joining an impressive list of Jack Kemp (40), Steve Young (43) and Cam Newton (75).
Allen has spent almost his entire football career being told he wasn’t good enough, that he wasn’t going to succeed. While a Super Bowl win will be the ultimate test, Allen has a chance to cement his legacy.
We are a long way away from talking about Allen and the Hall of Fame. However, his constantly growing accolades give hope to a fan base that’s clamoring for their first Super Bowl win.
All eyes will be on this Bills team led by a quarterback who so many thought wouldn’t make it in the NFL.
Now, the franchise QB has a chance to make sure no one will ever forget his name.
Bills – 1, all regular humans and the entirety of math itself – 0.
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