“Josh Allen is trash.”
The insult from Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey summed up a lot of what was said about the Buffalo Bills quarterback all offseason in 2018. While some scouts lauded his tools and ceiling coming into the 2018 NFL Draft, others railed him for being inaccurate.
Many scouts predicted Allen would be the biggest bust of the NFL’s annual selection meeting. Heck. SB Nation wrote a really long, really analytical article about how Josh Allen would defy every predictive measure and statistic if he was a successful NFL quarterback.
After his rookie season didn’t bear much fruit, Allen has a chance to solidify himself in his sophomore season and with a game on the NFL’s biggest stage in November. He can changes minds in every dusty corner of the country.
There is no better time for Allen to get the first level of revenge against his pre-draft detractors. A Bills team potentially over .500 heading down the stretch toward a playoff berth in his second season would be an ideal scenario for Allen to push the doubters aside. A strong performance in that game with another young quarterback people seem to respect on the other sideline is just the start, but it’s the opportunity he needs.
After the season, Allen admitted to adding a little extra oomph for the Jaguars and Ramsey after the trash comment. His first pass on Thanksgiving might form a cartoonish hole through his receiver with the amount of adrenaline he’s going to have behind it.