Buffalo Bills: Polling fans on Josh Allen’s rookie season
Buffalo Bills fans saw some real growth out of Josh Allen in 2018. We decided to run a Twitter poll to see how fans felt about his year as a whole.
Buffalo Bills fans had mixed reactions when the team drafted Josh Allen back in the 2018 NFL Draft. Isn’t it weird to say “back in 2018?”
But the rookie was forced into action early and held his own both before and after he missed some time with an injury.
I was curious to see how fans felt about his year, so I ran a Twitter poll. And in a nice turn of events, there was great voter turnout.
The majority has Allen grading at a “B” and only a few angry souls had him failing the season.
I would personally vote “B” as well when taking into account the fact he was the team’s leading rusher. Even when his passing numbers weren’t great, he made up for it on the ground and won some games with his legs.
If we are going to rave about Lamar Jackson‘s abilities as a runner, we must also note what Allen did.
We must also remember he was a rookie quarterback. And one who was put into a starting role before he was ready. Or at least before he was expecting to do so.
Acknowledging all this doesn’t make one an Allen apologist and ignore the bad things he showed in 2018. It just seems like so many hold rookies to an impossibly high standard, when there should be no wild expectations in a quarterback’s first season.
Josh Allen showed Bills fans that he is perhaps the most dynamic quarterback from his draft class. I see his closest comparison being Cam Newton, as they are both big-bodied quarterbacks who can beat you both on the ground and through the air.
If you didn’t vote, what is your grade for Allen?