Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl snub: Josh Allen
Replace: Lamar Jackson
While there have been times that Josh Allen has struggled this year, he is not far off the pace from last year, a year that he finished runner-up in the MVP voting. While I don’t believe he should be in the MVP discussion, he has absolutely been a Top 3 quarterback in the AFC.
On the season, Allen is averaging 266.7 passing yards per game (down from 284.0 in 2020), throwing a touchdown on 5.9% of his pass attempts (down from 6.5% in 2020), and throwing an interception on 2.3% of his pass attempts (up from 1.7% in 2020). This year he ranks fourth in the AFC in passing yards (3,734) and second in passing touchdowns (31).
As for Lamar Jackson, he has taken a further step backward this year with only 2,882 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns, and 13 interceptions in 12 games. While his rushing ability is a big component of his game, it isn’t much better than Josh Allen as Jackson has 767 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns compared to Allen who has 555 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns.
When comparing the season performance between the two quarterbacks, it is clear that Josh Allen has had the better year and should have made the Pro Bowl over the Ravens’ quarterback.