Josh Allen has been setting his own record book since he’s entered the NFL, yet found a way to add another page. No quarterback in NFL history has ever thrown for 4,000 yards and rushed for 750 yards in a season until Allen accomplished the feat in Week 18 — setting the mark with his 63-yard rushing performance in Sunday’s 27-10 win over the New York Jets.
The Buffalo Bills quarterback completed 24 of 35 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns in the victory, finishing his season with 4,407 passing yards and 763 rushing yards. Allen and Cam Newton were the only players with 4,000 passing yards and 700 rushing yards in a season, but going over the 750-yard mark in rushing put the Bills quarterback in a class of his own.
Allen is the only player in NFL history with 4,000 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns and eight rushing touchdowns in a season, accomplishing the feat last season. He only had six rushing touchdowns in 2021, ending his three-year streak of rushing for seven-plus touchdowns in a year. Allen still finished with 36 passing touchdowns and six rushing touchdowns, finishing with 42 total for the year.
The Bills quarterback is the first player in NFL history with 100 passing touchdowns and 30 rushing touchdowns in his first four seasons. Allen has 135 total touchdowns in his first four seasons, trailing only Dan Marino (144) for the most in NFL history in that span.
What Allen has been able to accomplish in just a short time with the Bills has made him a franchise icon. The Bills also won the AFC Eats in consecutive seasons for the first time since the 1988 through 1991 seasons (when Buffalo won four straight), all led by the play of Allen — the franchise quarterback Buffalo has been searching for since Jim Kelly was taking the team to AFC titles.
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