Josh Allen drops in the NFL Network’s Top 100 rankings for 2022

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports) /

The NFL Network finished their annual rankings of the Top 100 players on Sunday night and after just making the Top 10 last year, Josh Allen dropped three spots to 13th overall this year. The resume should speak for itself but seemingly is often overlooked.

The Buffalo Bills franchise quarterback is coming off a season where he had 4,407 passing yards (eighth most in the league) with 36 passing touchdowns (seventh most in the league). He would also have 763 rushing yards with six rushing touchdowns with both totals ranking third most among quarterbacks.

He would help lead the Buffalo Bills to their second consecutive AFC East title and during the playoffs had one of the best runs any quarterback has had in the playoffs. In two games, he averaged 318 passing yards per game and in total had nine passing touchdowns with no interceptions.

Josh Allen should once again show why he should be ranked higher

The idea that Josh Allen is not one of the Top 10 players in the league this year is hard to understand. He is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses as he has a unique combination that is not found in the NFL with an impressive arm combined with size and athleticism that allows him to make plays on the ground.

The good news for Josh Allen is that he may arguably have his most talented offense around him this season with players like wide receiver Stefon Diggs, tight end Dawson Knox, and running back Devin Singletary returning combined with additions on the offensive line, like Rodger Saffold, as well as rookies like running back James Cook and wide receiver Khalil Shakir.

Josh Allen should not have dropped three spots and now finds himself in a great position to have a season that should cement his place as one of the best players in the NFL.