Josh Allen (quarterback)

Joshua Patrick Allen (born May 21, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).

He played college football at the University of Wyoming, where he was a bowl game MVP, and was selected seventh overall by the Bills in the 2018 NFL Draft.

After two years of inconsistent play, Allen had a breakout season in 2020

when he led the Bills to their first division title and playoff victory since 1995 en route to an AFC Championship Game appearance.

Allen also set the Bills franchise records for single-season passing yards and touchdowns, while earning Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors.

During his Buffalo tenure, he has led the team to a total of four playoff appearances, three consecutive division titles, and four postseason victories.

Professional career Shortly after the completion of the 2017 NFL Draft, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter said about Allen's NFL prospects, 

"There was one personnel director who told me this week that you can put in the books, Josh Allen will be the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft next year."

In December 2017, after leading the 8–5 Cowboys to a 37–14 win over Central Michigan in the 2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Allen announced he would be entering the 2018 NFL Draft.

In his first mock draft in January 2018, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. predicted that the Cleveland Browns would select Allen over other top quarterbacks in the 2018 draft,

such as Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, and Lamar Jackson.

On the day of the draft, old Twitter posts of his in which Allen used racial and homophobic slurs when he was in high school, were brought up.

He apologized, stating that he was "young and dumb" for making them.

2022–23 postseason Allen helped lead the Bills to a 34–31 win over the Miami Dolphins in the Wild Card Round with 352 passing yards and three touchdowns to go along with two interceptions.

Allen and the Bills saw their season end in the Divisional Round loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

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