Former NFL Quarterback Thinks Josh Allen Could be the Most Physically Gifted Quarterbacks in the NFL

Published 02/21/2021, 3:07 PM EST
Dec 28, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) celebrates with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports


Josh Allen is coming off a career year. He was the driving force behind the Bills’ excellent season. Allen led the Bills to a 13-3 record in the AFC, just shy of the best record in the league behind the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Furthermore, he led the Bills to the AFC championship game. However, he couldn’t overcome the Chiefs. But it was a statement season for Josh Allen.

Former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer spoke to Rich Eisen recently. Palmers has worked with Josh Allen extensively. He considers Allen one of the most physically gifted quarterbacks in NFL history.

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Allen is a standout in almost every category in the NFL and continues to show his versatility on all ends of the field.

Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) looks to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

“We spend a lot of time together,” he said. “I mean, the sky’s the limit. If you put a list together of the most physically talented players ever to play the position, I don’t know who else is on that list, but he sure is.

“He might be at the top of it in terms of – he’s faster than most of the fast guys, and he’s 245.”

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Palmer spoke further about his physical abilities. He noted that Allen is extremely quick and agile for a player of his size.

Furthermore, he noted that there are players who are fast but not good runners and vice versa. And Allen is strong in both categories. He added that Allen is one of the fun players that he worked with.

“I don’t know if his arm is the strongest in the league or his pass is stronger, but it doesn’t matter. There are two guys standing over there by themselves.

 

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“The complete package. And then on top of that, there are fast guys who aren’t good runners. There are slower guys who are good runners, he’s a fast guy that’s also a good runner. I’ll just say this, he’s really fun to work with.”

Is Josh Allen the most physically gifted quarterback in the NFL? He has shown that he is one of the most elite quarterbacks in the league. And there is a lot of room for him to grow.

The Bills will be looking to improve on their performance from the last season, and with Allen, they have a good chance of doing that.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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