Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen signed a six-year, $258 million mega-extension over the summer which raised plenty of eyebrows.
Allen played at an MVP level last season and his performance on the field was worthy of a raise, but FOX Sports 1’s Nick Wright doesn’t appear to be a believer in the former Wyoming star.
During the latest episode of FS1’s First Things First, Wright ripped into Allen and said the Bills are taking “one hell of a risk” after what Wright considers the only good season of Allen’s entire football career.
“Josh Allen wasn’t a great high school player, junior college player, college player, he was a bad rookie & a mediocre 2nd-year player,” Wright said. “It’s a hell of a bet that the Bills are making that last year is going to be the level that he plays at for the next 10.”
"Josh Allen wasn't a great high school player, junior college player, college player, he was a bad rookie & a mediocre 2nd-year player. … It's a hell of a bet that the Bills are making that last year is going to be the level that he plays at for the next 10." — @getnickwright pic.twitter.com/ddbviw3dIE
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) August 25, 2021
Wright is correct that Allen was not highly recruited out of high school. After not receiving any Division I offers, he went to Reedley Community College. From there, he ultimately landed at Wyoming.
Allen was ultimately drafted high due to his physical attributes, but many were concerned whether his skillset would translate to the NFL.
After his breakout season in 2020, Allen quieted some of the doubters, but many still remain, including Nick Wright.