Here’s How Bills Quarterback Josh Allen’s Parents Played a Major Role in Raising a ‘Natural Leader’

Published 12/22/2020, 6:27 PM EST
Dec 19, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) looks to throw against Denver Broncos defensive tackle McTelvin Agim (95) during the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports


Slowly, yet steadily, the young Josh Allen has emerged as a promising future prospect in the NFL. Right up there along with the likes of Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson and of course, Patrick Mahomes, Allen is in the big leagues now.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Josh Allen has already thrown for 4,000 yards with 30 passing TDs and just 9 interceptions against him. The former 2017 seventh overall pick is slowly proving his worth.

After an eventful rookie season in 2018, Allen truly burst onto the scene in 2019. But he has taken his game to a whole new level in 2020. Another aspect of his development with the Buffalo Bills is the leadership that is currently on display. Allen looks like the man in charge on the field and acts as a guiding voice in the locker room.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

But whom does he have to thank for his inherent leadership traits?

DIVE DEEPER

From Bad Reputation to First-Round Pick, Here’s How Buffalo Bills Drafted Josh Allen in 2018

10 months ago

Josh Allen credits his family for his ‘natural’ leadership skills

Dec 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs with the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Allen was born to Joel and Lavonne Allen on May 21, 1996. Over the last 24 years, Allen has gone on to establish himself as one of the brightest prospects to emerge in the NFL. Some have even compared him to Indianapolis Colts legend, Peyton Manning.

But the youngster has just one entity to thank for his remarkable growth, his family.

“I feel like I had the best family growing up, you know, the relationships that I had with my siblings is unbreakable. Seeing how hard my dad worked each and every day to provide for his family, that’s something I’ll never forget…something that I’ll cherish forever. Just the way he raised me and he was able to show me how to be a ‘real man’,” Allen said in an interview in December.

DIVE DEEPER

Analyst Claims Baker Mayfield Will End the Season as the ‘Third Best Quarterback’ in the NFL

10 months ago

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Allen leading Buffalo Bills to a historic season, can he go all the way?

The former University of Wyoming star is now a household name for Bills’ fans. He’s supposed to be the one to guide them back to the Super Bowl. Considering his displays in 2020, he is one step closer to achieving that.

Oct 19, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs the ball against Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) in the first quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Allen led the Bills to their first AFC East division title since 1996 in his third year in the league. He is the Bills’ highest-drafted quarterback of all time at seventh overall. He also holds the Bills’ franchise records for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game (135) and the longest touchdown pass by a rookie quarterback (75 yards). Can Josh Allen cap the season with a Lombardi? The sky is the limit for this guy.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

“That’s About Tom Brady” – Former NFL Man Backs Buccaneers Quarterback to Seal Playoff Spot

10 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Daniel Arambur

1857 articles

Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT