This is where Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen ranks among some of the other candidates for MVP after Week 2.
The Buffalo Bills have had only two players in their franchise history win the MVP award. It has been nearly 30 years since the last Buffalo Bills player was able to secure the award, which Thurman Thomas did in 1991.
However, while it is still early, after two weeks the Bills have a player who has certainly played his way into the discussion. Josh Allen is off to an incredible start with 727 passing yards, 75 rushing yards, six passing touchdowns, and one rushing touchdown. While he does have two fumbles, he also hasn’t thrown an interception.
After two weeks, I take a look at some of the early candidates for Most Valuable Player and where they rank.
5. Calvin Ridley, WR (Atlanta Falcons)
The MVP award has been dominated by the quarterback as they have won the award 12 out of the past 13 years. It has been a while since a wide receiver won the award, that happened in 1987 by San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice, however, the start Calvin Ridley has been impressive and he should be included in this group.
Ridley currently is tied for the league lead in receiving yards with 239 yards and is tied with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs. However, Ridley already has four touchdowns on the season with two in each of the first two games.
The thing that is likely going to hold Ridley’s chances back is that the Atlanta Falcons don’t look to be very good this season at 0-2. Their most recent loss was a historic collapse against the Dallas Cowboys.