Future Watch: Josh Allen Rookie Football Cards, Bills – Josh Allen was selected by the Buffalo Bills with the seventh overall pick in the 2018 NFL Entry Draft. At 6′-5″, 237 pounds he has the size and strength to shed off would be sackers and that’s a big deal in today’s game.
This farm boy from Firebaugh, California attended the University of Wyoming. In his first season for the Cowboys he only played in two games and he started one of them. In that first start he only threw the ball four times and then he broke his collarbone.
In 2016, he threw for 3,203 yards, 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He was sacked 26 times. He also rushed for 523 yards and seven touchdowns too. He almost left for the NFL that season but decided to stay in school for one more year.
2017 wasn’t as good as he’d hoped. He played in 11 games throwing for 1,812 yards, 16 touchdowns and six picks. He ran for 204 yards and five touchdowns. That season he won the 2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, 37-14 over Central Michigan.
There was a chance that he would be the first overall selection but old tweets from his high school years brought his character into question and some teams passed on him. He apologized for them and hoped for the best.
Here’s a look at him in the Senior Bowl:
You can find collegiate licensed cards of Allen in his Wyoming Cowboys uniform in the following products: 2018 Panini Elite Draft Picks, and 2018 Panini Contenders Draft picks. He also has cards in 2018 Leaf NFL Draft as well. As a top round pick at a skill position, collectors can be assured that he will have plenty of NFL licensed cards in 2018 Panini NFL football products, including Score , Majestic an Classics to name a few.
Allen finished his first rookie camp with the Bills in fine form. Some pundits think he could be the opening day starter and he has already generated some moderate rookie of the year type buzz. First, however, Bills fans will be waiting for the long, hot summer to end. After that, the excitement level should be very high in Western New York.