I haven’t read this entire thread but it strikes me as humorous that many posters think that PFF “has an axe to grind” yet believe Bills’ fans in general the best place to get some levity on the subject. Fans on this board greatly overstate how far along Allen is right now.
Im guessing its because they just have to believe he’s “the guy” after suffering for so long without a legit QB. Allen has shown more than I thought he would early in his career and I hope that he develops into the franchise guy we all hope he can be BUT he’s nowhere near that yet. Nowhere near it. He’s on a pretty good trajectory but he is, right now, a bottom half of the league starting QB. Maybe bottom 10.
Thankfully he’s not a finished product and he’s shown a propensity to be able to learn from his mistakes. I agree that the accuracy issue is overblown by the draftniks however, his decision making - both in how quickly he recognizes a D and his decisions on where to throw it - is bad right now. But that can be learned with experience.
All of you who disagree vehemently with the PFF grade, if Allen, right now, was a finished product would you be happy with the draft pick? Personally, Id call him a bust. So when I see people criticizing his play it doesn't upset me, they're mostly right. He’s not good.
Now, if they said he has no chance of ever developing, then Id take umbrage. He’s improving and not nearly a finished QB and thats good enough for me right now.