The NFL MVP spot has been crowded with quarterbacks for the last 10 seasons. The last non-quarterback to win the MVP award was Adrian Peterson in 2012. This award has been dominated by players like Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and Brett Farve. As we enter the new season, it would be very easy to write about how Patrick Mahomes is going to pick up right where he left off or Aaron Rodgers showing the Jets what a trophy looks like. However, I think it’s time Josh Allen gets the respect he deserves.
The Bills have been one of the best up-and-coming teams in the last few seasons. Sean McDermott has helped this city “BILLieve” again and has built a very solid army behind him. The Bills definitely do not have the most flashy roster in the league, but when you have Allen and Stefon Diggs on the football field, a lot can happen. Allen is entering his sixth season in the NFL and has yet to win an MVP or a superbowl. Last season, he came up short and finished third in MVP voting. On top of that, Joe Burrow and the Bengals went into Buffalo and took care of business.
Over the offseason, the Bills’ main focus was adding to the offensive line. Although the statistics show that they were in the middle of the pack as far as running the ball and giving up sacks, over the past few seasons Allen has been their best running back. I think Allen is going to dominate even more than he has in the past because the Bills offense is going to have more options on how to move the ball. This will take pressure off of Allen, meaning that it will not always be up to him to make the big play. It seems like every season Allen has been just a step behind Mahomes, but this will be the year the country boy earns his hardware.