One of the biggest snubs when the Pro Bowl teams were announced this season was Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen not among one of the three AFC quarterbacks. The omission looked even worse after Allen went on an incredible run in the playoffs with nine passing touchdowns and no interceptions.
While he wasn’t selected to the name, he was named as an alternate and had a chance to go if one of the other quarterbacks would be unable to play. It sounds like he had the opportunity to go to the NFL’s version of the All-Star game, but according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, he has decided to skip the event this year.
According to Mortensen, Allen elected to decline the invitation to give his boy a chance to rest and recover due to the additional bumps he takes during the season. The Bills’ quarterback is arguably one of the most physical runners in the league, regardless of position. Over the past two seasons, Allen has played 19 total games each year and has 266 total rushing attempts.
Josh Allen was asked to run more in 2022
One year after finishing runner-up in the MVP race, the Buffalo Bills quarterback had another impressive season. He would finish the year nearly matching the same season totals from the prior year with 4,407 passing yards, 36 passing touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.
This past season, Allen was asked to run more to try and help the offense have a threat on the ground. He finished with a career-high 122 rushing attempts for 763 rushing yards (both career highs) with six rushing touchdowns. Allen finished the year leading the league in rushing yards per attempt with 6.3 yards per attempt.
It certainly would have been great to see Josh Allen in the Pro Bowl, a place he should have been voted to in the first place, but it is certainly understandable to see why he would not accept the invitation after the season he had.