Josh Allen and the Buffalo Payments got here up brief within the AFC Championship Recreation, which does not diminish the unimaginable accomplishments the quarterback and the franchise made in 2020. Allen turned in a MVP-caliber season and the Payments tied a franchise document with 15 wins (common season and postseason), reaching the AFC title recreation for the primary time in 27 years.
Allen was probably the most closely criticized gamers within the NFL in his first two seasons, however noticed huge enchancment in Yr 3. The Payments have a franchise quarterback and a staff able to returning to the Tremendous Bowl for the primary time since shedding 4 straight from 1990 to 1993 — because of the emergence of Allen.
“I proved that they did not make a mistake by drafting me, going again a couple of years in the past,” Allen mentioned to reporters Monday in his end-of-season press convention. “I bought to proceed to go on the market and have that very same mindset. I am simply attempting to assist this staff win with no matter and whichever method that I can.”
What Allen completed in 2020 was MVP-caliber, even when he will not take house the league’s highest particular person honor. Allen set the Payments’ franchise document for passing yards in a season (4,544) and passing touchdowns (37), ending with a 107.2 passer score. He completed fourth within the league in completion share (69.2), fifth in passing yards, fifth in passing touchdowns, and fourth in passer score — whereas additionally dashing for 421 yards and eight touchdowns.
Allen has three video games with 250-plus passing yards and 50-plus dashing yards within the postseason, essentially the most in NFL historical past. Allen turned the primary participant in NFL historical past to finish 70% of his passes and throw for 300-plus yards whereas dashing for 50-plus yards in a playoff recreation — a playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts within the wild card spherical.
Listed below are another accomplishments Allen has set in his profession:
- The one participant in NFL historical past with 400-plus passing yards, 30-plus passing touchdowns and eight-plus dashing touchdowns in a season.
- The one quarterback in NFL historical past with three consecutive seasons of seven-plus dashing touchdowns.
- The primary participant in NFL historical past with two video games in a season with 400-plus passing yards, three-plus passing touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 130-plus passer score.
Allen is right in his evaluation. The Payments did not make a mistake by drafting him.