Bills quarterback Josh Allen took one of the biggest leaps we’ve ever seen from a signal-caller in their third season, and the team’s general manager doesn’t believe he’s done developing yet.
Allen bucked the trend of quarterbacks not being able to drastically improved accuracy, in a big way. He completed only 52.8 percent of his passes in his rookie season, and increased that to 58.8 percent the following year, which was still well below the league average. But 2020, however, was a totally different story, as he posted a 69.2 percent completion rate.
Not only that, Allen also cut down on his turnovers. He posted an abysmal 10:12 TD/INT ratio in his rookie season, but was 37:10 this year.
And sure, it’s probably helped that he’s been surrounded with weapons, namely Stefon Diggs, who the team traded for earlier in the year. But Allen deserves credit for his development, as does the Bills coaching staff, especially offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Well, as it turns out, the Bills believe Allen has yet to have hit his ceiling, according to general manager Brandon Beane.
“Very proud of him and I think he’s shown people what he can do in this league,” Beane said of Allen. “I don’t think he’s reached his ceiling. I think there’s still growth for him.”
We’ll see. It sure looks like Allen — and the Bills, for that matter — overachieved this season, and we could see them taking a step back in 2021.