It’s not Halloween, but Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has been placed among the scariest quarterbacks to for defenses to face by NFL.com.
Allen is part of a top tier of QBs whose physical traits, along with game intelligence, create massive problems for opponents. Many quarterbacks put up big numbers, but few quarterbacks strike fear in defenses like Allen. Allen can extend plays, run over defenders, and make virtually any throw in the game.
The outlet highlights his rationale for Allen slotting in at the second spot on this list:
Allen is a freak show at the position, possessing super-sized dimensions with A-plus arm talent and athleticism. It’s hard to find 6-foot-5, 237-pound quarterbacks with the capacity to throw the ball over the top of the defense or run through a defense on designed QB runs and impromptu scrambles. Allen has put up MVP-like numbers over the past couple years while emerging as one of the premier offensive weapons in the game. As a modern-day single-wing quarterback with a unique set of skills, opposing coaches must craft game plans that account for a dynamic runner and thrower at the position. With few defenses housing enough athletes, particularly at the second level, with the size, length and strength to get Allen to the ground, the stuff the box or fall back into coverage dilemma created by Allen’s skills make it hard for defensive coordinators to rest easy when prepping for the Bills.
Allen threw for 4.407 passing yards last year, to go along with 36 touchdown passes last season. He added 764 rushing yards on 122 carries, and found the end zone six times while rushing.
NFL.com named Patrick Mahomes as the No. 1 quarterback on this list. However, if Allen can guide the Bills to a Super Bowl victory, it might make they might think twice about this order next year.