How does it feel to be on a list with Dan Marino and Patrick Mahomes?
Probably pretty good because that’s where Josh Allen is after the Buffalo Bills’ recent win over the Miami Dolphins.
When Allen was drafted in seventh overall in 2018 only Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane, head coach Sean McDermott, and the most optimistic of Bills fans saw this kind of start to a career for the strong-armed quarterback out of Wyoming.
Since Allen has captivated hearts and the NFL with his play blossoming into an MVP candidate during the 2020 season.
Allen didn’t start his first career game when he scored zero times.
Since he’s been responsible for a touchdown in 46 out of 50 starts. He currently sits at 84 career passing touchdowns, 28 rushing touchdowns, and one receiving touchdown.
In total, that puts Allen an exclusive club with Mahomes and Marino as those three are the only QBs in NFL history with 112 passing and rushing touchdowns in their first 50 starts. That comes to us via CBS Sports:
Josh Allen now has 112 Pass + Rush TD in his first 50 career starts.
The ONLY QBs in NFL history with more are Patrick Mahomes and Dan Marino.
— NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) November 1, 2021
In seven games this season the 25-year-old has found the end zone 20 times (17 passing, 3 rushing).