Josh Allen has quickly become one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. From his underrated mobility, high football IQ, and rocket arm, the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills has it all. His team clearly sees the same thing we do as they just signed Josh to a 6-year $258 million deal.
Allen makes sure to workout hard during the offseason so he can be ready to roll come game time. He utilizes a throwing coach, various drills and exercises, and form to ensure he doesn’t lose a step. So, how far can Josh Allen throw?
Josh Allen Early Life and College Career
Allen was born in Firebaugh, California – a small little town outside of Fresno. Raised on a farm, he learned the family trade producing mainly cantaloupe, cotton, and wheat. You could say that the farm work he participated in was the original workout for Josh Allen while he was growing up.
While in high school, he received zero NCAA Division I scholarships to play, which prompted him to head to a junior college, Reedley College. After a year there, he transferred to Wyoming to play but suffered a broken collarbone in 2015.
The following two seasons Josh Allen finished throwing for over 5,000 yards and 44 TDs to only 21 INTs. His raw physical abilities were the reason he was so sought after in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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Originally thought to be a physical specimen that could never hack it in the NFL, Josh Allen has proved everyone wrong. The Buffalo Bills move up to draft Allen 7th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, which has paid off handsomely.
After an injury in his rookie season, Allen led the Bills to the playoffs with a 10-6 record in 2019. Josh ended up with 20 passing and 9 rushing TDs on the year. The Bills lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Houston Texans to end that season.
In 2020, Josh Allen lit the world on fire – throwing for 37 touchdowns and rushing for another 8, while compiling over 4,500 yards. Impressive. Allen finally made the jump the Bills expected him to make when they first drafted him. He led his team to the AFC Championship in 2020 where they fell to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Allen has once again started off the season hot in 2021 and has the Bills at 4-1.
Josh Allen Throw
Allen completes a lot of different workouts to improve and maintain the zip he has on his throws. Working with Jordan Palmer throughout the offseason has allowed him to have the strongest arm in the NFL.
Josh Allen can throw the football over 80 yards in the air! He was once quoted saying “The farthest I’ve ever thrown in 83.” We still think he can probably top that if he wanted to but no need to throw his arm out.
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Allen’s running back, Zach Moss, disagrees with the number 83. “Probably 100 yards… plus I think, if he just wants to zip it instead of putting air … on the ball, I think he can probably throw it 100-plus.”
Hopefully, we can one day see Josh Allen throw a football the length of a football field. Give the people what they want to see Josh!