Josh Allen Reveals How Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant Inspires Him to Strive Better

Published 10/06/2020, 5:45 AM EDT
Oct 4, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) gestures against the Las Vegas Raiders in the second quarter at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is enjoying himself out there. The former University of Wyoming player is an early contender for the NFL MVP award along with Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, and Patrick Mahomes.

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Allen has already thrown for 1,300+ yards this season with 12 passing TDs and just one interception. His passer rating of 122.7 is one of the best in the league at the moment. It is clear that the young quarterback has elevated his game to a whole new level in 2020.

But what’s the secret behind Allen’s success?

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Josh Allen has enjoyed a fine start to the 2020 NFL season with Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills quarterback, Josh Allen, is having the best season of his career so far. After four games, the Bills remain undefeated in the league and find themselves in a firm spot to make the Playoffs in 2020. Allen, in particular, is right up there with the Top-5 quarterbacks in the league at the moment.

The 24-year-old impressed once again during the win over the Raiders on the weekend. He threw for 288 yards and had two passing TDs against zero interceptions.

Sep 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) passes the ball against the New York Jets during the third quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

He appeared in a short interview with former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason. Here’s what Allen said about Kobe Bryant’s documentary, Muse, and how it helps him work on his own game.

“On my away trips I watch the ‘Muse’ documentary that he did. Just the constant aggression that he had. In the fourth quarter when he got that look and the under-bite going, you knew that he was locked in and he was going to do everything he could to win a game.

“That mindset … I feel I have, I’m willing to sacrifice my body for the betterment of our team. That will never change about me,” Allen told Boomer Esiason via CBSSports.

Allen gearing up for Patrick Mahomes showdown in Week Six

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After their terrific start to the season, the Bills will now play the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs over the next two weeks. A face-off between Josh Allen and Super Bowl LIV MVP Patrick Mahomes will be a delight for neutral fans.

Both these players were involved in some friendly offseason banter. Mahomes was annoyed that Allen got a better thrower rating in the latest edition of EA Sport’s Madden NFL 21. This will finally give them an opportunity to put the longstanding debate to rest.

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