Bills’ Josh Allen is a ‘young Cam Newton,’ says Redskins coach Bill Callahan
The Washington Redskins aren’t supposed to be fans of their opposition on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills. But sometimes, the talent is too great and one can’t help but laud an opponent. At least, that’s how Washington head coach Bill Callahan feels about quarterback Josh Allen, who reminds him of one former MVP: Cam Newton.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Callahan compared Allen to Newton, in large part due to what he can do on the ground.
“Josh Allen? Wow. The plays that he can make extending the football…” Callahan said. via Bills Wire. “He presents a challenge for us. He’s like a young Cam Newton that can extend plays with his legs, he can be featured in their quarterback running game just like a normal running back… he’s a challenge.”
Though Newton has struggled as of late and hasn’t played since Week 2, the praise is high for Allen, because, well, nobody who compares a player to Newton isn’t thinking of the injured version. They are thinking of the athletic marvel that dominated the SEC and then the NFL. The one who can out throw most, out sprint wide receivers and out power fullbacks.
Callahan’s comparison may be extreme. Newton is a one of one talent. However, it’s justifiable. Allen can throw a ball over them mountains (yes, those mountains) or he can hurdle an oversized linebacker (looking at you, Anthony Barr). Allen hasn’t started his NFL career as hot as Newton, but he has the traits — and athleticism — to be a game-changer like him.