Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen wins AFC Offensive Player of the Month
After an impressive start to the 2020 season, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month.
The Buffalo Bills are 3-0 and it is safe to say they would not be there if it wasn’t the improvements Josh Allen has made and the level he is playing at.
Entering this year, Allen has never thrown for over 300 yards in a game but now has three straight games over that mark. He even threw for over 400 yards in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. Josh Allen was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against the Dolphins.
He also has 12 touchdowns on the season with 10 passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns, including a five touchdown game this past week against the Los Angeles Rams.
There is no question that Josh Allen was deserving of this award as he leads the AFC in passing yards (1,038), passing touchdowns (10) and is second in the entire NFL behind only Dak Prescott in passing yards and Russell Wilson in passing touchdowns.
As Buffalo Bills PR notes, this is the first time a Buffalo Bills player has earned the award since September of 2011 when Ryan Fitzpatrick did it. While the Bills were 3-0 to start that season, Fitzpatrick had thrown for only 841 passing yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions.
The one area that Josh Allen has improved the most and is a big reason he was able to earn this award is completion percentage. As a rookie, Allen completed 52.8% of his passes and saw that number jump six percentage points to 58.8% last year. This was a great improvement but he has far and away surpassed that total and through three games is completing 71.1% this season.
Josh Allen will look to continue this high level of play on the road in Week 4 against the Las Vegas Raiders.