The 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player will be, without question, Josh Allen, quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. Allen is the betting favorite at +500 followed by former MVP Patrick Mahomes and future Hall of Famer Tom Brady at +750 and +800 respectively. Allen was second in MVP voting in 2020 losing to Green Bay Packers’ Quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The reason why the Bills QB is such a heavy favorite this year is because he is a dual-threat quarterback, meaning that he can throw the ball accurately and frequently while also possessing the ability to use his legs to run the ball and keep the defense on their toes. He has also gained more experience over his four years in the NFL, including two trips to the playoffs. Last year Allen led the Bills to back-to-back AFC East division titles and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional game in overtime. Allen threw for over 4400+ yards and 36 touchdowns this past year and finished the year with a 11–6 record. This coming year, the Bills have a solid wide receiver core along with a top five tight end. Pro Bowl wide receiver and NFL veteran, Stefon Diggs, is coming off a great year, in which he totaled over 1,200 yards and a career best 10 TDs. He is paired with up-and-coming WR Gabe Davis, who is expected to solidify his spot at WR2 and be the second option on the field behind Diggs. Dawson Knox is coming off a career year where he posted 49 receptions, 587 receiving yards, and nine TDs which are all career bests. Allen not only improves himself each year, but also helps his fellow teammates improve as they learn from their leader and gain confidence through each game.
At age 26, Allen is poised to have another career year stat-wise and lead the Bills to a Super Bowl appearance as they are also the preseason favorites to win the Super Bowl. Josh Allen has exceeded expectations each year he has been in the league, and this year he will win MVP, solidifying his spot in the league as one of the best players. It only makes sense that the team favored to win the Super Bowl should have the league’s best player on their team.