Buffalo Bills: 3 stats Josh Allen must improve to win MVP in 2020
One of the stats that quarterbacks are consistently compared by is wins, which isn’t necessarily a fair assessment to their performance. They are one of 22 players on the field and spend only half the time on the field. The impact a quarterback has is significant and they certainly can impact the outcome of a game but there is always other factors that come into play.
With that said, there is no denying the trend that has taken place recently of the quarterback on one of the best team’s that year usually has a good shot of winning. As mentioned previously, a quarterback has won the MVP each of the past seven years and of this group only one, Matt Ryan, wasn’t part of a team that won 12 or more games that year. However, the Falcons did come within one game, finishing with a 11-5 record.
Logically this makes sense as the award would go to the best player on the best team that year. This means that if Josh Allen is going to win the MVP award in 2020, he is going to need the help of the entire Buffalo Bills. This means the playmakers around Allen on offense, a defense that will need to remain as a Top 5 unit and even special teams.
If the Buffalo Bills are able to get that magical number of 12 wins, which would be the first time since 1993, it doesn’t mean that this team will have an advantage if they were to get to the Super Bowl. The past seven quarterbacks have not won the Super Bowl the same year they won the MVP and actually four of them (Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, and Peyton Manning) made it but lost in the Super Bowl.
There is certainly plenty of reasons to like Josh Allen’s chances of winning the first MVP award for the Buffalo Bills since 1991, especially if he can improve on these three stats.