One of the most hyped quarterbacks going into the 2017 season was Josh Allen of Wyoming, and should the junior make himself available for next year's NFL Draft then the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl versus Central Michigan is the signal caller's last chance to make a good impression.
Allen was injured during a 28-14 win over Air Force on November 11 and didn't play the following two weeks. Showing just how valuable he is to the offense, Wyoming lost to Fresno State 13-7 and to lowly San Jose State 20-17 to finish the year with a disappointing 7-5 record.
At the moment, it looks like Allen will be healthy enough for the December 22 contest in Boise, Idaho, according to head coach Craig Bohl.
Well, we had a couple light practices over the weekend. Josh was out there competing and throwing, and we were really encouraged. I think the arrow is certainly pointing up as far as his progression, and so that was really encouraging. To say if he’s at 100 percent, I don’t know if between Josh and I and our sports medicine people that would be quite accurate, but he’s pretty doggone far along. Significant improvement.
Josh Allen Stats
Despite the offseason hype, Allen's 2017 stats are quite pedestrian. Similar to last season, his touchdown-to-interception ratio is much too high, and his completion percentage ranks near the bottom when all FBS and FCS quarterbacks are taken into account.
Take a look at Josh Allen's 2017 stats, and it's easy to see why some NFL squads may have cooled on the idea of drafting him early.
Then again, 6' 5", 235-pound quarterbacks aren't exactly growing on trees these days.
Josh Allen Highlights
Check out highlights from Allen's stellar 2016 campaign that shows why some scouts are drooling at the prospects of taking the Cowboys' QB.