Josh Allen Discusses Big Change He’s Going To Need To Make

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen

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Back when Josh Allen was drafted, he entered the NFL with some major question marks about his game.

He hadn’t put together the most impressive college football career even while playing against Mountain West competition and had some serious accuracy issues entering the league.

However, there were some scouts that had high hopes for him based on his size, athleticism, and ridiculous arm strength.

5 years later, Allen has turned into one of the league’s best QBs thanks to those traits and some improved accuracy.

Unfortunately, he is reaching a point in his career where he may need to start leaning on one of those traits a bit less.

Over the course of his career, Allen has been one of the best runners in the league at the quarterback position. Allen has had at least 400 yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground in every season of his career and has gone over 750 yards in each of the last 2 years.

Today, Allen spoke to the media and acknowledged that he is getting older and may need to start changing the way he approaches the game.

Allen said, “I’ve been a football player first and a quarterback second and at some point that’s going to have to switch.”

So far in his career Allen’s body has help up pretty well to the demands of his style of play. Allen hasn’t missed a game since his rookie season despite carrying the ball at least 100 times in each of the last 4 years.

Despite his ability to avoid injury so far in his career, it is reasonable to expect that at some point the punishment will start to add up over the coming years if he doesn’t make a change.

Luckily for Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, he has proven to be pretty good trowing the ball over the last few years as well.

Allen has had some turnover issues the past couple of years, but has repeatedly found himself near the top of the league in passing yards.

If he stops running so frequently, he should still be able to find plenty of success in the passing game, but it will leave the Bills needing to finally find somebody else that can consistently get them yards on the ground.