We’ve reached the top of the list of young Buffalo Bills, and the number-one name is no surprise. He just turned 25 this spring, after a season that made him the runner-up for NFL MVP. The young player with far and away the best combination of talent, production, and importance to the team is franchise quarterback Josh Allen.
The list so far
Honorable mentions: A.J. Epenesa, Zack Moss, Spencer Brown, Dawson Knox
Number 10: K Tyler Bass
Number 9: DE Carlos “Boogie” Basham Jr.
Number 8: OG Cody Ford
Number 7: DE Greg “Groot” Rousseau
Number 6: RB Devin Singletary
Number 5: WR Gabriel Davis
Number 4: CB Taron Johnson
Number 3: DT Ed Oliver
Number 2: LB Tremaine Edmunds
Number 1: QB Josh Allen (turned 25 on May 21)
After the year he had, there was never any doubt. With his immediate chemistry with Stefon Diggs paying dividends, Allen rewrote the Buffalo Bills’ record books in 2020. He led the team to a division title and AFC Championship. He was an MVP finalist. He did almost anything you could ask of a franchise quarterback last year, and that’s an experience the Bills haven’t featured for almost three decades.
Allen’s made incredible strides since his rookie year where he threw more interceptions than touchdowns. His throwing precision is so much more consistent now. He can read the field confidently and find open targets at all levels. He’s confident avoiding sacks in the pocket, and he’s still a dangerous runner.
In fact, Allen would be number one on this list even if All-Pro Tre’Davious White, who already graduated from it, were still eligible. He’s the most important player on the Bills, and it’s a blessing that he reached that point before his 25th birthday.