In reality, Josh Allen didn’t set the world on fire. He threw more interceptions than touchdowns and completed just 52.8-percent of his passes on the season. The strong-armed quarterback was 5-6 as a starter last season for the Bills, but there is plenty of intrigue surrounding him heading into the 2019. He was one of just three quarterbacks to rush for over 500 yards last season, and only Allen and Lamar Jackson topped 600 rushing yards last season. Furthermore, Allen had eight rushing touchdowns last season, three more than Jackson and Deshaun Watson .

Without the hype and praise of Jackson, Allen was a more effective runner in 2018. Buffalo didn’t shy away from Allen as the team got closer to the end zone. In fact, his usage remained steady or even increased a bit, where someone like Jackson lost out on some of those carries.

Here is Allen’s productivity in the red zone, per Pro Football Reference.


Allen maintained a healthy share of the rushing attempts where...