Over the course of the week, the comparison has flown on a daily basis.
That was bound to happen with Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills playing Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos. Whether you believe that comparison fits matters not, it’s there. And it will be there, good or bad.
On Friday’s Broncos Country Tonight, Ryan Edwards and Benjamin Allbright got the perspective from Buffalo’s side of things. Each Friday, at least during the season, the guys do a “behind enemy lines” segment. This week it was a Bills beat and sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
From a Broncos perspective, when it comes to the comparison, it’s the hope that Lock can make the leap that Allen has. The University of Wyoming product has become one of the better QBs in the NFL and is now a huge sense of pride for both Pokes fans and the state.
But Allen’s first two years in the league, that wasn’t the case. That’s another reason some have latched onto this comparison.
“I think that he has stabilized himself,” Capaccio told the guys, of Allen. “I know there’s been a lot of comparisons and talk this week about Allen and Lock, and rightfully so, just with their stature and their arm and things like that. And Josh, for the first two years, when he was bad, he was really bad. And I think one of the things we’ve seen is his floor has really risen. His bad games just aren’t that bad anymore. We don’t know where his ceiling is. I think he’s still climbing that. But his floor is certainly a lot higher now.”
The other interesting topic of discussion, not having to do with today’s game, is whether the Bills are the best team in the AFC. They’re still behind the Kansas City Chiefs, but they’re in the discussion.
MHR’s Adam Malnati joined the guys to discuss Lock’s progression and what the future holds for the Broncos quarterback.