Buffalo Bills: 3 things Josh Allen must do to win the MVP award in 2023

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The Buffalo Bills have had two players win the Most Valuable Player award in their franchise history and both were running backs (O.J. Simpson and Thurman Thomas). It has felt for a while now that it is only a matter of time before Josh Allen wins the award and there is a case to be made that he should have won it in 2020.

That season, Allen had 37 passing touchdowns, and 4,544 passing yards with another 421 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns. Entering Week 16 this season, there isn't a real clear cut candidate for MVP. The race is pretty wide open with contenders like Dak Prescott, Brock Purdy, Tua Tagovailoa, and even Christian McCaffrey.

For Josh Allen, he wasn't in the discussion for most of the season but he certainly has a chance to make a run at it with a strong finish this year. He already has 26 passing touchdowns, which ranks third in the NFL as well as 11 rushing touchdowns, which ranks fourth in the NFL and only two behind Christian McCaffrey.

The resume is pretty good at this point for Josh Allen but there is plenty of work left for him over the final three games. If he is able to do these three things, he should end up being the favorite for the award.