Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) fends off Baltimore Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser (54) during the fourth quarter of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.
Harry Scull Jr.
If there was any lingering doubt about the Buffalo Bills’ decision to pass on drafting Patrick Mahomes in 2017, it should be long gone by now.
The Bills have an excellent quarterback of their own in Josh Allen.
No, he doesn’t have a Super Bowl ring or an MVP award. For now, those comparative edges go to Mahomes. Mahomes also won their first and only head-to-head matchup when his Kansas City Chiefs beat the Bills in October.
However, none of that changes the larger picture of how well the Bills addressed finding a franchise QB after opting out of the chance to land Mahomes.
Without question, they nailed it. Allen’s performance should eliminate any regret over the one they don’t.
Admittedly, the answer wasn’t clear in 2018, when the Bills made Allen the seventh overall pick of the draft and he experienced rookie growing pains as Mahomes put together his MVP season. It wasn’t much clearer in 2019, when the Bills mainly rode a strong defense to a wild-card playoff spot and Mahomes took the Chiefs all the way to a Super Bowl victory.
It became crystal clear this season, when Allen shattered…