Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills)
In three NFL seasons, Josh Allen has emerged as one of the most fun quarterbacks to watch. He makes some questionable decisions, no doubt, but that’s what makes him so exciting and explosive. His risk-taking often leads to reward and he’s a big reason why the Buffalo Bills have experienced continued success with him under center.
Last year, Allen guided the Bills to their first playoff win since 1995. And it wasn’t a fluke either. The Bills put together an impressive 13-3 season, winning the AFC East, which put an end to the Patriots’ dominant streak of 11-straight seasons at the top of the division.
In the playoffs, I don’t think anyone expected the Bills to advance as far as they did. After beating the Colts in the Wild ard Round, Buffalo found themselves facing Lamar Jackson (Madden 21’s cover athlete) and the Baltimore Ravens. Allen turned in a solid-enough game to help the Bills to a 17–3 win. The Bills’ miraculous season, unfortunately, ended against the Kansas City Chiefs in Buffalo’s first AFC Championship appearance since 1993.
Allen has grown each year as a starting quarterback. Last season, he threw for 4,544 yards and 37 touchdowns. He also rushed for another 421 yards and 8 touchdowns.
He’s young, he’s exciting, and he’s the future of the NFL. Unfortunately, outside of Buffalo and the loyal Bills Mafia, I don’t know if Allen has the respect of many other fans around the league. He certainly deserves it though and being on the cover of Madden 22 would warrant that respect.