Josh Allen: I proved Bills didn’t make a mistake

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Bills quarterback Josh Allen didn’t end his 2020 season on the best of notes, but he won’t be facing the kinds of questions that he faced after the 2019 season.

Allen didn’t convince everyone that he was the right quarterback for the Bills during his first two seasons, but the number of unconvinced shrank considerably this season. He completed just over 69 percent of his passes while throwing 37 touchdowns and taking the Bills to the AFC Championship Game.

He was succinct when asked what he thought his play proved to the league.

“I proved that they didn’t make a mistake by drafting me,” Allen said, via Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News.

Allen is eligible for a contract extension this offseason and said Monday that he hadn’t thought about anything on that front yet. It probably won’t be long before someone on his side broaches the subject of a new deal in Buffalo.

67 responses to “Josh Allen: I proved Bills didn’t make a mistake

  1. Allen is a great QB but the Bills either need a run game or some o-line upgrades or both because Allen was hung out to dry and took a beating. Played his heart out but he’s going to need more than Diggs, Knox, and Beasley.

  2. You proved it to all of us NFL fans! Your a good young man that is going to be a incredible QB and person for years to come. I congratulate you and your team for a good year.

  3. I get the GM’s and coaches have a small window to develop QB’s and very few are ready in year one or two. Sometimes patience is required…..In McBeane we trust!

  4. Whoa, slow your roll there Joshy. One good year does not signify greatness, or even good. Put together several successful seasons first. SMH.

  5. The Bills went through an epic journey trying to find someone to replace Kelly. I don’t think any fans thought it could possibly take this long.

    They found the guy, though. Allen is perfect for Buffalo, and I don’t think he has even approached his ceiling yet. No one has ever seen a QB improve accuracy like he has over 3 seasons. He just keeps working, and keeps getting better.

    Hopefully, the next time he matches up w/ Mahomes, it will be more competitive.

  6. He played bad yesterday which makes you wonder if the Bills are not what Jacksonville Jaguars were few years ago. Had one good season, made it to the AFCC game then fell apart to now a rebuilding team.

  7. I’d have to see another season before I overpay Josh… Please stop all the talk about Josh is in the same class as Pat M.

  8. So far so good. Seems like a great marriage between Josh and Buffalo. Hope things continue on that path but pro sports can be like Hollywood marriages.

  9. He proved he showed his true color yesterday by playing dirty, tossing ball at opponent when he can’t win fair and square. If I were Bills, I’d get rid of him quick because he’ll never get Buffalo to win any Superbowl.

  10. Can’t wait to watch Josh for years to come. What a leap from last year, to this year. The NFL is better when Buffalo is a year in, year out contender. Kids a stud.

  11. Seems like a pretty good guy too. He was even upset at himself for chucking the ball at the KC lineman. Will be interesting to watch next year to see if the improvement continues.

  12. Allen is a top 4-5 QB right now, and he’s young and still improving. He’s not even close to his best. It’s like when Dan Marino got beat by Joe Montana. There’s nothing to be ashamed of.

  13. This depends. If he’s referring to the other Qb’s selected in the 2018 draft he maybe right. However the Bill’s trading the 10th pick in the 2017 draft and not selecting the Qb that was taken at that spot is in fact a mistake this team and it’s fans will forever regret

  14. Hold tight to those dusty memories, Patriot fans. Might be spending the next decade + in the AFCE basement

  15. Deshawn Watson could be Josh Allen in 3 or 4 years if he’d just focus on football and let Houston worry about everything else.

  16. You have Allen, Mahomes, Jackson, Mayfield, not to mention Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, Watson as young QBs in the AFC. Only one gets to go to SB each year.. aside from Mahomes, a lot of these guys will never get the chance to play in one

  17. Allen is a great QB but the Bills either need a run game or some o-line upgrades or both because Allen was hung out to dry and took a beating. Played his heart out but he’s going to need more than Diggs, Knox, and Beasley.

    Absolutely can’t disagree with this post. Well said

  18. He played bad yesterday which makes you wonder if the Bills are not what Jacksonville Jaguars were few years ago. Had one good season, made it to the AFCC game then fell apart to now a rebuilding team.

    They literally spend the last 3 years rebuilding. He didn’t play well yesterday but that shows his progress. In the past his bad games were epic failures. Yesterday was a bad day for a legit nfl qb. He also got no help from the coaches in making ingame adjustments. He’s not going anywhere

  19. He had a fantastic year and reached a level I never thought he’d get to, but in the last game on the biggest stage he reverted to the inaccurate, careless guy making bad decisions that we saw in previous years.

    Let’s see him do it on the big stage before all of the announcers start telling us that he’s “elite”.

  20. Codylaws says:

    He proved he showed his true color yesterday by playing dirty,.. If I were Bills, I’d get rid of him quick because he’ll never get Buffalo to win any Superbowl
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    Don’t think you have a future in the NFL as a GM.

  21. “He had a fantastic year and reached a level I never thought he’d get to, but in the last game on the biggest stage he reverted to the inaccurate, careless guy making bad decisions that we saw in previous years.

    Let’s see him do it on the big stage before all of the announcers start telling us that he’s “elite”.”

    The biggest stage is the Super Bowl, and unless a QB wins that, they’re going to get picked apart and 2nd guessed.

    Which I suppose is fair, but I didn’t see yesterday as a regression. His receivers weren’t open, and he was under pressure all night. At a certain point, he had to force things.

    The Bills need a running game to take pressure off of him and the receivers.

  22. Codylaws says:
    January 25, 2021 at 6:06 pm
    He proved he showed his true color yesterday by playing dirty, tossing ball at opponent when he can’t win fair and square.

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    True.

    QBs likes of Cam, Kyler, Lamar, Russ would have been endlessly criticised for this.

    Wonder why Josh Allen hasn’t.

  23. Josh Allen is definitely a bright young star in the NFL with a very high ceiling. I think for the past few weeks the media/talking heads built he and the Bills up just a little too much for the sake of feel good story. The Bills will be in contention for years to come but blatant deficiencies such as O-line and running back were ignored and until they are addressed they are not gonna make it to the big game.

  24. Josh Allen was exposed last night. He doesn’t see the field well. He always rolls right under pressure and has NOTOUCH. He’s Second tier at best. Justin Herbert is way more talented physically a f a lot smarter than Josh Allen. Like Lamar Jackson he’s totally limited as a quarterback. Sorry Buffalo, Josh Allen ain’t it

  25. He is legit. Like someone else said, add to that O line and get a better RB and you are in business. Lots of good, young talent on that roster.

  26. Josh this was your 1 year to go to the Super Bowl next year fourth place in the AFC East

  27. Josh allen has a great future in the NFL. His hard work is paying off. He’s not quite there yet,but well on his way.

  28. beachsidejames says:
    January 25, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Allen is a great QB but the Bills either need a run game or some o-line upgrades or both because Allen was hung out to dry and took a beating. Played his heart out but he’s going to need more than Diggs, Knox, and Beasley.
    ————–

    Your comment is very relevant, but Diggs needs to be spoon fed or he’ll quit the Bills just like the Vikings. I’m not trolling the guy. Diggs is great, but I’m just pointing out his History…

  29. I always thought Allen would be the best QB in that class. Well, it’s not a stretch to say he’s shown to be better than Rosen and Darnold. I’d say he’s better than Mayfield right now too although Mayfield had a good second half of the season (after OBJ was out for the year–think about that for a bit). It seems like his teammates like him. He still has some things to learn but he’s going to be good for a long time. He’s also going to be facing Mahomes in the playoffs for a long time. Those should be some incredible games. I’m looking forward to it.

    I didn’t include Lamar since he’s not a passer.

  30. He improved a lot his third year. I wonder how he does the next few years.
    Does he continue to improve, has he plateaued, did he have a fluke year?
    In any case he was a great pick by the Bills.

  31. Slow down, Joshua. I think he’s worth more than the RB in Baltimore, but he can’t be relied up in the big games.

  32. Was I wrong when I said they weren’t going to sniff Superbowl without a strong running game?

  33. You guys act as if there are 32 QBs on the level of Brady, Brees, Rodgers and Mahomes. These are the elite of elite. Not every team can get one. And even when you have it, you need the coaches and the pieces around him. Bills should be more than with happy with Allen and as a Ravens’ fan, I am still more than ecstatic with Lamar. I was a big fan of Flacco fan too. You guys constantly dogged him, like Lamar, even though he got us a chip. And if weren’t for NE and Brady, he could have seriously had a couple more. I wouldn’t call Flacco or Jackson great, but they both had some nice runs and gave me a lot of happy Sundays. Buffalo, embrace your QB and pay no attention these mini GMs.

  34. From a Dolphins fan…classy player and a fantastic signing for the Bills. It’s great having him in the league.

  35. He is legit. Like someone else said, add to that O line and get a better RB and you are in business. Lots of good, young talent on that roster.

    ————
    While that sounds easy they only have 2 million in cap space in 2021. Not a lot of wiggle room. Draft is really the only way this year unless they start getting rid of other players.

  36. This thread makes me laugh. Kansas City and Mahommes are superb, therefore every other team, and every other player, sucks.

  37. ghjjf says:
    January 25, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    At least the Bills have an actual QB instead of a RB masquerading as a QB like Baltimore.
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    Haha, what’s the difference? Both currently home and Jackson didn’t get to finish his game and where’s Allen’s MVP trophy? I’ll take my guy.

  38. Sounds like a shot a Josh Rosen who called everyone drafted before him a mistake. Someone should ask Rosen if he feels the same way now while he’s making their McFlurry in Santa Clara.

  39. I like Josh and it is hilarious some of the comments about him playing so bad in the AFC championship. I think that is some disrespect to the Kansas City D who played really well and turned the entire offense to be pretty one dimensional.

    Funniest line he stated was that he hasn’t thought about a contract extension. I am sure that when it was obvious he was the Bills QB of the future going into December it didn’t pop into his mind that I am going to come into some serious $ soon.

  40. When he’s good, he’s real good but when he’s bad, he’s real bad. Look at his QBR, every other game is a bad game. If he can level that off and get rid of the bad performances, he could turn into a HoF QB, but he’s not there yet.

  41. Censorship doesn’t change minds says:
    January 25, 2021 at 6:28 pm
    Hold tight to those dusty memories, Patriot fans. Might be spending the next decade + in the AFCE basement

    OK. I’ll take your advice. Will do this for the next 26 years and we’ll call it even.

  42. Making the AFC Championship game one time does not “prove” anything. Consistency is key, but make it to the big one before you open your mouth.

  43. tm05 says:
    January 25, 2021 at 5:50 pm
    One year wonder. He was badly exposed last night.
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    There is a difference between being exposed and having a bad game.
    Sunday night Allen had a bad game. The OC was being way too conservative and not playing to his QB’s strengths, the Bills need a better run game to open up the playaction and it would help the cause if the D didn’t allow 40+ points vs the Chiefs. It was a bad game overall for the Bills… but no one was exposed.

  44. jjackwagon says:
    January 26, 2021 at 9:33 am
    When he’s good, he’s real good but when he’s bad, he’s real bad. Look at his QBR, every other game is a bad game. If he can level that off and get rid of the bad performances, he could turn into a HoF QB, but he’s not there yet.

    ——————-

    Shortsighted. So you think Philip Rivers was the best QB in 2020 than? Sound more like you looked at a stat line more than actual tape.

  45. Other then he’s a Bill, I enjoy watching Allen. Should be best qb in AFC East for a bit now.

  46. rowdymon says:
    January 25, 2021 at 7:05 pm
    You have Allen, Mahomes, Jackson, Mayfield, not to mention Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, Watson as young QBs in the AFC. Only one gets to go to SB each year.. aside from Mahomes, a lot of these guys will never get the chance to play in one

    —–

    Jackson? Please child….

  47. rowdymon says:
    January 25, 2021 at 7:05 pm
    You have Allen, Mahomes, Jackson, Mayfield, not to mention Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, Watson as young QBs in the AFC. Only one gets to go to SB each year.. aside from Mahomes, a lot of these guys will never get the chance to play in one

    —–

    Jackson? Please child…
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    Yes, your reigning MVP, Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr.

  48. “Allen is a great QB but the Bills either need a run game or some o-line upgrades or both because Allen was hung out to dry and took a beating. Played his heart out but he’s going to need more than Diggs, Knox, and Beasley.”

    I actually burst out laughing at that comment. Buffalo is rated by almost every website as having a top 5 WR group. Diggs is a top 5 WR, period, Beasley is a top 5 slot WR. Most teams would kill for that kind of receiving talent.

    Go to a Baltimore article and just so happen to mention that his number 2 WR is someone named Miles Boykin and you’ll get 1000 replies telling you to stop making excuses for Lamar. Here, a top 5 WR corps isn’t enough help for Allen. Wild.

  49. It was quite a contrast watching Allen ascend this year and Lamar descend. To be a successful long-term QB in this league– and more importantly, to win multiple playoff games and potentially a Super Bowl– you simply have to be able to pass. Make good reads, and deliver the ball on time to the right receiver in the right spot, in key moments. Allen made huge strides in that regard this year, and while he came up short and still showed some inexperience (taking sacks, not throwing the ball away), he is on a major upswing and has a great career ahead of him.
    On the other hand, Lamar’s inability to throw and make the right decisions continue to plague him. He won’t win a Super Bowl, let alone multiple playoff games, because he’s a running back who occasionally throws, not a QB. Sure, he puts up stats in the regular season against poor defenses, but his terrible playoff record and performances tell you all you need to know. 1-3, more interceptions than TDs, bad reads, inaccurate. That’s the reality, despite the media and Ravens’ fans delusion.

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