During his 2018 rookie season, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was knocked down on the sideline of the Baltimore Ravens. Allen jumped up screaming and collided with then-Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon.
“Hey, calm down, man,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh told Allen. “You’re here on our side.”
Fearlessness is one of the traits that distinguishes Allen, as well as Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, especially when it comes to playing football, as they are currently the only two quarterbacks to lead their teams. The duo went from a question mark on draft day to the top QBs of 2018, and when the Ravens host the Bills on Sunday (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS), Allen and Jackson will represent one of the top quarterback duos. from the same draft class in NFL history.
In total, they threw 261 touchdowns, which is currently the fourth-most combined passing and rushing touchdowns by a pair of first-round quarterbacks in their first five seasons, according to Sportzshala statistics and information. They need three to beat the 1983 Dan Marino and John Elway duo.
This is not bad, considering that Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen were considered the most promising QB players in 2018. a talent from Louisville who didn’t fit the mold of the traditional pocket guard.
But now, Sportzshala draft analyst Matt Miller puts Allen and Jackson on par with such prominent drafting duos as Elway and Marino, Joe Montana and Phil Simms, and Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger.
Miller has been ranked in the top 10 QB duos from the same draft class since 1967, when the NFL and AFL first held a combined draft, known as the overall draft era. And NFL Nation reporters talk about the path of each quarterback in the NFL. — Jamison Hensley