Josh Allen is currently licking his wound after losing to Joe Burrow in the divisional round of the 2022-23 NFL playoffs. However, despite getting into the finals for the MVP race, according to NFL on ESPN on Twitter, the quarterback is once again licking his wounds after fans ganged up on him.
A large number of fans scoffed at the quarterback being in the final running while no other names on the list saw backlash.
Here's a look at what fans are saying:
Josh Allen's career takes downturn after 2022 struggles
When Josh Allen was drafted in 2018, many wrote off the quarterback after a rookie outing that saw him throw for 10 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. In 2019, the quarterback raised a couple of eyebrows after putting together a 20-touchdown, nine-interception year.
With one more year, the detractors would largely be silenced. In 2020, he threw for 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. While the statistical improvements were noteworthy, his ability to win only got stronger over his first three years. In 2018, his team went 6-10. In 2019, they went 10-6 and lost in the Wild Card round.
In 2020, they reached the AFC Championship, losing just one game before the Super Bowl. In 2021, the team took a step back in losing in the divisional round, but Allen looked much more impressive in the playoffs, going toe-to-toe with Patrick Mahomes and matching even his best punches.
In 2022, many expected the team to finally break through to the Super Bowl. Instead, while the Bills matched their most successful season since drafting the quarterback, they fell short in the Divisional Round to Joe Burrow.
Meanwhile, during the season, many started to credit Brian Daboll with Allen's success. The two went their separate ways after the 2021 season and the Bills quarterback started to regress partway through the season.
At the same time, Daniel Jones, who Daboll joined in New York, started to reach a pace that had not been seen before.
During the Bengals game, wide receiver Stefon Diggs was seen yelling at the Bills quarterback on the sideline during the contest. Those who followed Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. last season can see the similarities here. An unhappy receiver dealing with a quarterback who isn't playing at the top of his game puts the team in dangerous waters.
Will Josh Allen be able to right the ship in 2023, or is this just the first sign of things to come?
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