Josh Allen: I understand how big of a year this is

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Bills receiver Isaiah McKenzie declared earlier this week that it’s Buffalo’s time “to take over” the AFC East. It’s one thing for Isaiah McKenzie to say it. It’s quite another for Josh Allen to say it.

And the Bills starting quarterback didn’t say it in a conference call with beat reporters Friday.

Allen carefully worded his answer when asked about Tom Brady leaving New England. The lack of bulletin board material would have made Crash Davis proud.

“I think Bills Mafia is happy that he’s out of there and they were tired of him winning in Buffalo and, frankly, we were tired of it, too,” Allen said, via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News. “Obviously, we understand the deal, and we know that there’s a big opportunity in front of us. But it doesn’t get there without putting the work in and going to work each and every day and trying to be the best team that we can be. I think the Jets and the Dolphins are thinking the same thing right now. It’s football; every year’s different.

“It doesn’t mean the Patriots are out of anything, as well. They’re returning a lot of guys on defense. They’ve got a great coaching staff over there, so it doesn’t mean they’re just automatically out of it just because they lost a pretty key player.”

Allen is entering his third season, and based on his talks with other first-round quarterbacks, he expects this to be the year “when things start to click and start to happen.”

“I understand how big of a year it is,” Allen said. “But I’m taking it one day at a time and I’m just trying to do my part to be the best that I can be for the Buffalo Bills.”

Allen, who turns 24 next month, took a step in his second season. He went 10-6, leading the Bills to th postseason, while passing for 3,089 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

The next step is winning the division — something the Bills haven’t done since 1995.

26 responses to “Josh Allen: I understand how big of a year this is

  1. The bills finally don’t have to worry about Tom Brady, have a good looking roster, good coach, and ultimately the season won’t even happen. That is the fortune of the Bills.

  2. Who knows, he got to nearly 86 passer rating last year and might finally approach Tyrod’s 89.

  3. He showed his true colors in the playoffs.
    He needs to improve a lot if the Bills want a strong QB.
    Getting Diggs helps them now.
    Once off his rookie contract he probably won’t be worth it.
    He will cost so much it will be break even in performance vs. pay.
    The Bills have a legit chance at winning the division if they draft well and Allen plays well.

  4. The Bills found a way to get past Brady. Wait 20 years. Now, that’s circling the wagons!

  5. Even the weakest of Belichick still better and stronger than the Bills, which means Patriots remain the only one team to beat regardless.

  6. He is a stud in training. He’s just about right. I originally thought 4years, but he’s improved by a quantum leap.

  7. Barely having a 2:1 td/int ratio is not bad, but a bit concerning. You can only bootleg, roll out or throw some easily defended and predictable deep ball so many times.

    Stidham>>Josh Allen

  8. streetyson says:
    April 3, 2020 at 8:55 pm
    Who knows, he got to nearly 86 passer rating last year and might finally approach Tyrod’s 89.

    13 16 Rate This

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    lol!!!!

  9. Josh Allen is only 23 years old and an absolute stud. He has everything you want in a QB. If anyone thinks a 23 year old QB is a finished product, you either don’t pay much attention to pro football, or you’re just hoping and praying. 23 years old? He’s barely getting started. Oh boy! Let the fun begin!

  10. You can’t compare Allen’s passer rating to Taylor’s. Allen is a downfield passer and Taylor’s a dink and dunk.

    If Allen can reduce the turnovers, Taylor won’t be close to Allen. Allen has massive upside, that’s why the Bills drafted him.

    This is a sink or swim year. They traded for Diggs to give him every chance to prove he’s their future.

  11. His total meltdown in the playoffs showed who he really is, it’s still hard to believe the Bills actually traded up to get him.

    Oh, Buffalo.

  12. A lot of people forget that Josh drove the Bills down the field, getting into field goal position before a phantom holding call took them out of position. That same holding call could have been called when Watson mysteriously avoided a rush, and hitting Taiwan Jones, setting up their winning field goal in OT.

    On the road, in his first ever playoff game, and people bash the kid.

  13. The AFC East has to be the only division in football where teams won’t try and build a team to beat a division rival, they’ll just hang out for 15-20yrs until thier nemisis retires or goes elsewhere!

    That’s SO SAD!

    BTW Allen’s comp % on passes over 30yd is under 13%, there is no fixing an accuracy problem that’s that bad, he’s been in the league 2yrs and it hasn’t gotten any better! The best thing the Bills can do is not call any pass plays over 20yds and hope the receiver makes YAC.

  14. To say Josh Allen hasn’t improved in two years is statically false. He dramatically improved his int rate in his 2nd year, and now that he has a WR that can track deep throws I anticipate his long throw accuracy to increase.

    Look up his stats, and don’t believe the false narratives.

  15. seanismorriscom says:
    April 4, 2020 at 12:21 am
    You can’t compare Allen’s passer rating to Taylor’s. Allen is a downfield passer and Taylor’s a dink and dunk.
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    Allen is a downfield passer that complete’s about 1 out of 10 downfield passes, like I said above Allen’s comp % for passes over 30yds is under 13% so yes you can compare the two, since Josh can’t hit the side of a barn at over 30yds the Bills should limit him to those same dink and dunk passes that they did with Taylor.

    BTW even if the Bills can win the division the competition gets a whole lot tougher in the post-season with Mahomes, Watson, Jackson and a few others so don’t be surprised if the Bills are one and done again!

  16. Tampa just paid $50 mil to a QB that can’t throw 30 yards down the field..And hasn’t been able to in over a year. That didn’t have any bearing on his winning percentage. Not sure what point you’re trying to prove based on one small stat. Besides, he can overcome that liability with his athleticism, and running ability.

  17. The same guy is using different names to praise Allen, like he always does.

    He stinks, that’s all there is to it.

  18. “Who knows, he got to nearly 86 passer rating last year and might finally approach Tyrod’s 89.”

    Salty.

    Moutainously salty.

  19. You can tell Patriots fans are nervous – more Pats fans commenting here than Bills fans.

    Dynasty OVAH, chowder lovers.

  20. tylawspick6 says:
    April 3, 2020 at 10:30 pm
    Barely having a 2:1 td/int ratio is not bad, but a bit concerning. You can only bootleg, roll out or throw some easily defended and predictable deep ball so many times.

    Stidham>>Josh Allen

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    Amusing. Based on what? Josh Allen: 27 starts. Stidham: 0 starts, but looked good in the preseason last year. Nate Peterman looked great in the preseason two years ago, and we all know how that story ended.

  21. Gee, I really should have looked up Jarrett Stidham’s stats before posting my last comment. My bad.

    Jarrett Stidham (all 2019):

    Games: 3, no starts.
    Pass attempts: 4
    Pass completed: 2
    Completion %: 50.0%
    Yards: 14
    Yards per attempt: 3.5
    Touchdowns: 0
    Interceptions: 1
    QBR: 18.8

  22. Same guy using different user names to praise Allen. Joetoronto

    Ummmm…….aren’t you up to like, 40-45?

  23. Great kid and I’m rooting for him. But it’s never a safe bet drafting a guy who is inaccurate at the college level expecting he’ll make huge strides in the NFL. For every guy like Matthew Stafford who actually pulls that trick off there are countless others who simply never can hit the side of a barn.

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