Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen finally made his 2021 NFL preseason debut on Saturday against the Green Bay Packers. Some wondered if the fourth-year gunslinger could live up to the hype after signing a six-year, $258 million extension over the offseason. Fortunately for Bills fans, Allen showed absolutely no signs of preseason rust as he picked apart Green Bay's defense in the first half.
On the game's first drive, Allen racked up an impressive 90 passing yards while going 10-for-11 on throws. The drive culminated in a 31-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wideout Gabriel Davis.
Allen wasn't done just yet. Fast forward to the second quarter where the 25-year-old signal-caller was surrounded by three Packers defenders after his pocket collapsed. While moving on the run, Allen managed to throw the ball across his body to hit veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley for the completion.
Allen connected with running back Zack Moss for a three-yard touchdown late in the second quarter, putting the Bills up 13-0 over the Packers. As he was replaced by 2020 fifth-round QB Jake Fromm at halftime, Allen exited the game after having gone 20-for-26 on passing attempts for 194 yards and a pair of TDs.
If this is what Allen looks like in his first preseason contest of the year, it's crazy to think of what he'll look like by the midseason point.
The fact is that Buffalo needs their quarterback to be at the top of his game if they want to continue the momentum from last year's AFC Championship Game appearance. The Bills currently have +1200 odds to win Super Bowl 56, according to the FanDuel Sportsbook.
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