QUARTERBACKS
Bills Digest|August 2020
QUARTERBACKS
How big of a step can Josh Allen make in his third season?
Mark Ludwiczak

After a promising but inconsistent rookie season, Josh Allen took some major steps forward in his second year in the NFL. He improved in every single major category as a passer, from touchdowns (10 to 20) to passing yards (2,074 to 3,089) to quarterback rating (67.9 to 85.3). Even one of his largest concerns as a quarterback, completion percentage, improved significantly (52.8 percent to 58.8 percent). He led the Bills to a 10-6 record and a spot in the playoffs, where the particular highs and lows of Allen’s style were on display for all to see.

Can he make similar improvements going from his second to his third season? How high is his ceiling? These are all questions that we’re eager to see answered with any young quarterback. It helps that Allen has world-class tools, which is enough to keep any Bills fan excited for the future.

They key for Allen is the same as it was coming out of college at Wyoming. He needs to continue to refine and improve his accuracy, and particularly his consistency as a passer. There was a clear step up in 2019 — see Allen’s improved completion percentage — but there were still moments of frustration, along with missed open targets.

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