Josh Allen Trails Only Dan Marino and Jameis Winston in This Impressive Stat
Josh Allen took a major step towards superstardom in 2020. The Buffalo Bills quarterback, who turned 25 on Friday, won 13 of his 16 starts last season, throwing for 4,544 passing yards and 37 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. Allen wasn't done there, though, as he added another 421 rushing yards and 8 TDs on the ground. It's safe to say that something special is brewing in Buffalo.
However, Allen's short career is even more awe-inspiring when it comes to a specific statistic. He has a combined 92 passing and rushing touchdowns, which only trails Jameis Winston (97) and NFL legend Dan Marino (104) on the leaderboard for NFL quarterbacks before they turn 25.
That also puts him two spots ahead of Peyton Manning.
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While Winston is trying to regain an NFL starting job, Bills fans should love how close Allen was to Marino's numbers. After all, it's not every day that your team has a signal-caller who's being compared to one of the all-time greats.
There's also the real possibility that Allen could be even better this season than he was in 2020. As mentioned before, he's just 25 years old, so there's still plenty of room for improvement before he reaches his prime.
The Bills managed to keep most of their squad together after reaching the AFC Championship game last season, so they'll likely be contenders again this season. Considering the chemistry that Allen and wideout Stefon Diggs had in just one season together, it'll be intriguing to see how the duo performs in 2021.
The Bills currently have the 3rd-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +1200, which only trails the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. And as for Allen? His +1300 odds to be named NFL MVP rank third, trailing only Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers.
Even though Allen still has a long way to go before he's on Marino's level, there's one thing that he can do that the legendary QB couldn't: win a Super Bowl.
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