The Buffalo Bills improved to 3-0 this season and while Josh Allen has been spectacular, it’s still too early to put him in the MVP conversation.
Allen is second behind Dak Prescott for the NFL passing lead with 1,038 passing yards and only Russell Wilson (14) has more touchdown passes than Allen (10). He also has a 71.1 completion percentage and considering how much he has been willing to throw the ball, it’s impressive that he only has one interception.
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Allen also has two rushing touchdowns this season and his 124.8 passer rating has him in elite company. Expecting him to continue at this pace would be tough but there are parts of his game that can be seen as a major positive.
Some are wondering if he should be in the MVP conversation and the numbers would suggest that he should be. It certainly is catching some off guard considering some of the changes made to the roster.
The biggest test for this Bills team came Sunday against the LA Rams who almost made a miraculous comeback with Buffalo holding a 25-point lead at one point. When the Rams took the lead late in the fourth quarter, it was up to Allen to help avoid an embarrassing result and he was able to get the job done.
What has been impressive about Allen is that when he does make a mistake whether it was the interception he threw or a fumble. It hasn’t put the team in a hole but eventually, the mistakes can prove to be costly.
Allen’s evolution as a passer can be aided by the strong play from the Bills offensive line as he has been given enough time to throw.
While Allen is deserving to be in the MVP conversation, it is too early to make him the favourite right now considering Wilson has been nearly flawless. Wilson has also been dominant in all three wins for the Seattle Seahawks and already has two games with five touchdowns and many have been through the long ball.
Winning an MVP award would be a great accomplishment for Allen but what should be more important for him and the Bills is to focus on the team’s success on the field.
Do you think Allen deserves to be in the MVP conversation? What does he need to do to earn the honor? Let us know in the comments below.