Allen has been a dreadfully inaccurate passer
And nobody inside the Buffalo city limits seems to care.
Josh Allen is indeed an effective ball-carrier in the sense he picks up yardage via the rush. This benefits him tremendously and his team appears to reap the benefits of this trait. Heck, Allen has the same amount of rushing touchdowns as New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley in the last two years.
But this is something that cannot last forever.
Try to name running-quarterbacks that thrived into their 30s. It’s not an easy task. At some point, probably soon, Allen will need to morph into a passer of the football.
Early signals are that his accuracy in delivering the football is suspect. In the last decade, the lowest completion percentage among quarterbacks that have started at least 25 games is as follows below.
- Blaine Gabbert – 56.20 percent
- Terrelle Pryor – 56.27 percent
- Josh Allen – 56.34 percent
- Mark Sanchez – 57.16 percent
- Geno Smith – 57.73 percent
And, these are the lowest of the low. Do you notice a pattern amidst the men not named Josh Allen? None of them are very good.
Allen will either need to add to his bag of tools and become a more accurate passer or hope he is the one exception to the rule as a running-quarterback that remains healthy for the next 10 to 12 years. It will be an uphill battle in either case.
If it’s any consolation, Kirk Cousins just so happens to be the second-most accurate quarterback in NFL history behind Drew Brees.