Buffalo Bills: 3 reasons Josh Allen is still a legit MVP candidate
Josh Allen for MVP, Reason No. 1: Buffalo Bills’ remaining schedule isn’t difficult
Of the remaining games for the Buffalo Bills, almost half of those games are against non-playoff teams— and quite frankly, one of the games is against a bottom-two team in the entire NFL.
Buffalo Bills’ remaining schedule
- New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
6-3 H2H record since Allen’s draft
- Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
7-2 H2H record since Allen’s draft
- Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears*
0-1 H2H record since Allen’s draft
- Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals
1-0 H2H record since Allen’s draft
- New England Patriots* at Buffalo Bills
4-5 H2H record since Allen’s draft
* non-playoff team
Of their remaining games, it’s not unlikely for the Bills to go 4-1.
If that’s the case, the Bills would be 12-5 heading into the playoffs.
And as this season’s gone so far, the Bills win more frequently because of Josh Allen than they do lose because of him.
Josh Allen is the type of athlete where, if an average athlete tried what he did, they’d be laughed out of the league and called moronic.
That said, Josh Allen is the type of quarterback who chooses to “make the wrong decision” because of how gifted he is as an athlete. He’s able to get rid of “making the wrong decision” because of how gifted he is.
To put this into perspective, it’d be like telling Josh Allen to take a halfback dump down instead of taking a shot at Stefon Diggs for a 30+ yard gain.
Sure, the dump down would gain five yards and keep the offense on the field, but taking a shot with two of the best athletes in their department shouldn’t be seen as a poor decision.
If Josh Allen wasn’t Josh Allen and/or Stefon Diggs wasn’t Stefon Diggs, then it wouldn’t be praised. But, both of them are who they are, which makes playing risky less of a gamble.
There’s a reason both of these guys are at the top of their position, and it’s surely not because they play the game safe more often than not.