What a difference a year makes.
Josh Allen had a pretty long turn, going from an inaccurate passer in the first year to a dominant football pitcher in the third year. And those who doubted the talent of Allen’s arm heading into the 2020 playoffs should have them erased quickly.
Allen, leading his team on the field with a 3-0 deficit against the Colts, showed his unique arm talent on three separate throws: a wrist kick to Stefon Diggs, a scrambling ball pass to Gabriel Davis and a remarkable touched by touched. Dawson Knox to move the bills forward.
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First of all, the easy switch to Diggs: a quick and unbalanced release. Diggs rewarded the toss with a nice 36-yard catch.
The second, a deployment strike at Davis for 16 extra yards:
Allen’s third pass put the finishing touch to the drive: a perfectly placed touchdown pass to tight winger Knox as he came down onto the turf:
If the Bills go all the way this year, expect it to happen to Allen’s arm, who has dramatically improved the accuracy of all parts of the pitch in 2020. Known mainly in seasons past in As a quarterback, Allen finished the regular game. season with a very good completion rate of 69.2%, 37 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions.
The Colts got a glimpse of his much improved arm talent on Sunday.