After not taking the field in the Buffalo Bills’ first two preseason games this summer, quarterback Josh Allen did play against the Green Bay Packers in his team’s exhibition finale on Saturday.
Allen completed his first eight passes, picking apart the Packers defense. The QB also added two touchdown passes before his day was done.
With such a positive effort, folks both locally and nationally discovered one thing regarding Allen in this game.
The 2020 version of him is absolutely back. Even analysts across the country were impressed.
With that, here are some of the top national reactions to Allen’s impressive preseason debut:
Warren Sharp, Sharp Football
Bills had a clear philosophical shift
same QB, same OC, but an awakening
BUF neutral pass % by year
2019: 50%, #22
2020: 63%, #2
significantly helped the team
2021 likely builds on 2020
(also a lesson that any team can make this change without changing QB/OC, just be smart) https://t.co/TmWoya7vDV
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) August 28, 2021
Louis Riddick, ESPN
When you make the difficult look easy …Josh Allen.
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) August 28, 2021
Mike Tanier, Football Outsiders
Josh Allen does not have any remaining rust to shake off.
— Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) August 28, 2021
Darius Butler, Man To Man Podcast
I really love watching Josh Allen play ball man. Not in preseason tho. I can’t wait to see Buffalo’s $258M QB on the sideline.
— Darius Butler (@DariusJButler) August 28, 2021
Pro Football Focus
Welcome to the Josh Allen laser showpic.twitter.com/UpNEl1rUYb
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) August 28, 2021
Dan Orlovsky, ESPN
The development of @JoshAllenQB eye usage is probably his greatest growth since college
-when to use them for a read vs when to use them as a weapon to move someone
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) August 28, 2021
Jeff Kerr, CBS Sports
20-of-26, 194 yards, 2 TD, 122.9 rating
Led the #Bills on a 15 play, 80 yard drive that was extended because of his fourth down run.
He’s pretty good
— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) August 28, 2021
Field Yates, ESPN
This is a freaking missile
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 28, 2021
Andrew Siciliano, NFL Network
Josh Allen has a hand cannon.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) August 28, 2021
Hence the term “ arm arrogance “ https://t.co/ysCqH3pGDa
— trey wingo (@wingoz) August 28, 2021
Ian Hartitz, Pro Football Focus
Josh Allen beats any QB alive at Rough n Rowdy
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) August 28, 2021
Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk
Bills QB Josh Allen starts 2021 where 2020 ended in his preseason debut: 20-26, 194 yards, two TD, 122.92 passer rating. https://t.co/Uca8j2RoQC
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 28, 2021