Josh Allen Is An Organizational Support Story
Josh Allen is fucking GOOD. No, and, ifs, or buts about it. The book has been written. Josh Allen is a success story. Sorry analytics nerds but you got this one about as wrong as you possibly could have. Allen is arguably the best quarterback in the sport BUT he didn’t get here on his own. Nobody does on a roster full of 53 players.
Quarterbacks do not fail or succeed on their own. Allen like Patrick Mahomes was a lump of clay. If picked by the wrong franchise, Allen would have stunk up the joint. It’s why Sam Darnold was my number one quarterback prospect during the 2018 NFL Draft. Darnold is a life preserver to the Jets franchise. However, make no mistake about it. Allen was always the ceiling play in that draft.
As Kanye West said, I’m a MF monster. That’s Josh Allen to a T. Nobody has a stronger arm than Allen. Nobody stands 6-foot-5 with that type of athleticism. If you were building a quarterback in a factory, it would look a hell of a lot like the guy the Bills have under center.
The important thing to remember is that the Bills took care of Allen. They did everything in their power to make sure their signal-caller wouldn’t fail. While the public panicked over Allen’s 52% completion percentage, Brandon Beane worried about making Allen a superstar.
In comes Brian Daboll, Dion Dawkins, John Brown, Cole Beasley, Stefon Diggs, etc. It didn’t matter what it took for Josh Allen to succeed. Beane was determined to build the best team around Allen.
No, Allen wasn’t perfect. His accuracy was a problem. It’s amazing what a great environment will do for someone. Allen is completing close to 69% of his throws with a 30-9 TD to INT ratio. Just the addition of Stefon Diggs has made all the difference in the world. It’s just a matter of Buffalo making sure their guy wasn’t going to fail.
Allen is an organizational support story. If you’re a young quarterback in the league, I’m not sure anybody other than Patrick Mahomes would trade places with Allen. In a cold-weather city like Buffalo, Allen’s arm talent plays up at home in the city. As I wrote in my draft notes, there’s something to be said about the arm strength of Allen playing in the cold weather city of Buffalo. It’s a PERFECT fit.
If you were a Josh Allen hater, take a lap. Just acknowledge you don’t know anything about football. Just acknowledge you wouldn’t know how to scout quarterbacks if it hit you in the face. Like I said in my Stock report notes despite the fact that Allen looked like ass against Iowa, if you couldn’t see his raw talent, that’s a you problem. I just want to thank the Bills for taking care of Allen and allowing us to see the greatness that was always possible in the former Wyoming quarterback.