The Buffalo Bills look to Sunday’s matchup against the Baltimore Ravens as more than just a chance to clinch a playoff berth. Josh Allen can also kick start his campaign for the 2020 NFL MVP with a strong showing.
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills have been a pleasant surprise for many around the league, but for anyone who has followed this team in any sense knows the talent they have and another year under the belt of their younger players would likely lead to progress in the win column.
The most notable growth on the team has been that of second-year gunslinger Josh Allen. While Allen struggled in 2018 to be consistent and lacked the big plays when they were needed, he has seemed to turn a corner in 2019.
His completion percentage has gone from 52 percent to nearly 62 percent, while also being on pace to double his touchdown passes from his rookie year. Allen has also already matched his number of rushing touchdowns from last year with eight.
More from BuffaLowDown
- Buffalo Bills were ready to trade back if they couldn’t get Dalton Kincaid
- Grading Buffalo Bills drafting Dalton Kincaid in 2023 NFL Draft
- How the Buffalo Bills can win Day 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft
- Buffalo Bills having conversations about trading for DeAndre Hopkins
- Buffalo Bills Draft Rumors: Bills linked to this shocking first round target
Sunday’s matchup will be a huge test not only for Allen but for this entire Bills team. Not only do the Ravens have the leagues MVP front runner in Lamar Jackson leading an explosive offense, but they also have a great defense that is feeding off the offense’s energy and playing out of their minds.
For Buffalo to have a true chance Sunday, they will need to have guys around Josh Allen play the game of their lives and play mistake-free.
Allen can’t win on his own, but if the skill players around him play well and help elevate his play, it would be a huge step forward.
Not only would a win clinch a playoff berth for the first time in his career, but a good showing by him could help his play get stronger as the playoffs come and as the 2020 season comes next year.
Another year in the system, more time to work on his skills and with the skill players around him, and almost undoubtedly a few offseason additions to the offense via the draft and free agency will also help Allen’s growth.
2020 looks bright for Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, and if he continues on the trajectory he is on, he could be on his way towards writing an acceptance speech for the MVP award next season.