Buffalo Bills: Tapping into the untapped potential of Josh Allen

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Nov 8, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) looks downfield as Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) defends during the second quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

Where Josh Allen still can improve

There’s still room for improvement in Josh’s game as he got away with a lot of turnover-worthy plays a year ago. According to QB Data Mine, he is logged with throwing 21 interceptable passes despite only throwing 10 interceptions.

And I’m sure all Bills fans at one point or another have gotten upset with Josh for taken inexcusable 3rd down sacks that have knocked the Bills out of field goal range. He has been sacked on only 4.9% of his first and second down attempts but on third downs that number balloons up to 12.9%, this comes from Josh playing “hero ball” and trying to do way too much to get a first down on third down. Josh’s competitive fire is part of the reason we have a fanbase that has all fallen in love with him, but it would be nice to see him just take a simple check down on third down rather than running around stiff-arming defensive lineman.

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Josh Allen is already an incredible quarterback and still has room for improvement in areas that will benefit both his and the Bills’ chances of winning. Allen has all of the tools to take another step in 2021, and that step could be exactly what the Bills need to return to the Super Bowl.