Can Josh Allen continue protecting the football?
One of the biggest positives over the course of the 2019 season was how Josh Allen improved in his decision making and protecting the football. This past season Allen finished with nine interceptions, which certainly wasn’t bad and he finished with eighth fewest in this category among 22 quarterbacks who had 450 or more passing attempts last year.
However, as the season went on this was an area that he showed significant improvement as he only had two interceptions over the final 11 games, compared to the seven he had in the first five.
There are certainly other stats that Josh Allen can improve, like completion percentage, but there are ways to work around that. It is very hard for an offense to be productive, and to be part of a winning team, if the quarterback is consistently making mistakes and turning it over. It ruins drives and puts defense in bad positions, usually having to defend short fields.
The hope is that Josh Allen will continue to play in 2020 like he did over the second half of last year and protect the football.