This season has proven a record-breaking one for Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. So why, after consistently solid performances, was he snubbed from the Pro Bowl? Despite Josh turning down the opportunity to join the Pro Bowl as an alternative, I aim to prove why 17 should have made the initial roster. Here, I compare Josh’s stats to the other 2022 Pro Bowl AFC quarterbacks; Justin Herbert, Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, and make my point as to why he deserved selection.
This season, Josh Allen threw 36 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions. Bear in mind, the Bills’ offensive line hasn’t been incredible this year, and their running game has been non-existent prior to the last two or three games.
Allen’s rushing ability has seen him gain 763 yards this season, racking up six rushing touchdowns. Despite him having eight rushing touchdowns last season, he only accumulated 421 yards in 2020.
Earlier this month, the Bills reported that Allen was the first QB in NFL history with 6+ rushing touchdowns in four consecutive seasons. Not only that, but Allen’s game-worn jersey and cleats are now on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, after becoming the only player in NFL history with at least 100 touchdown passes and 20 rushing touchdowns in his first four seasons.
Furthermore, Allen led the Bills to a near-perfect game against the New England Patriots in the Wild Card Round – throwing more touchdowns (5) than incompletions (4). In seven drives, this team scored seven touchdowns. This is the first time in NFL history that a team has zero punts, field goals, turnovers, and 4th downs.
All seemed promising at the end of November – where Allen led AFC quarterbacks in Pro Bowl votes; ranking third among NFL quarterbacks, behind Bucs’ Tom Brady and Rams’ Matt Stafford. However, when the rosters were released, there was no sign of the Wyoming alum. Instead, he was named 1st alternate, losing out on a spot to Mahomes, Jackson, and Herbert. So, let’s compare each Pro Bowler to QB1.