Buffalo Bill has had no MVP since he went on to win the Thurman Thomas Award in 1991.
There is still a lot of football to be played in 2020, but could it happen this year that another bill player claims hardware? Time will tell, but Bill QB Josh Allen has won Fox Sports’ Middens MVP award. Fox Sports declared Allen the winner on Saturday night.
However, Bill Mafia played a big role in getting Ellen away from the award. Buffalo’s quarterback was listed in a Fox Sports poll with Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, Kansas City Chief QB Patrick Mahomes and Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.
At the end of the vote, Allen claimed 40.1 percent of the vote. The next closest was Wilson, quarterback Ellen ousted in Week 9, who had 22.5 percent of the vote. Mahomes claimed 19.2 percent turnout while Rodgers claimed 18.2 percent turnout.
Through nine games, Allen is on pace to shatter his career-high as a passer-by. Perhaps the most jaw-dropping idol for Allen is his entire percentage. In nine games, Allen has completed 68.9 percent of his passes. His previous career high was 58.8. The addition of Stephen Diggs to a wide receiver room that already features John Brown and Cole Beasley has helped Allen a lot in Year Three.
In addition to his absolute percentage, Allen has 2,587 yards rushing, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. He needs 500 yards and just two passing touchdowns to set a new career-high in those categories. In addition to his feat this season, Allen also has 241 yards and five touchdowns as a passer.
Buffalo will need an MVP type effort out of Allen on Sunday when Buffalo takes on the Arizona Cardinals. Buffalo will be shorthanded in secondary play after Josh Norman tested positive for COVID-19. In addition to losing Norman, No. 2 cornerback Levi Wallace and reserve safety Dean Marlow were added to the COVID / Reserve list to keep in close contact with Norman. Kylar Murray will test Buffalo’s secondary depth given the potential loss, so Ellen will need to do his part against Arizona’s defense.
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