5 most challenging quarterbacks the NY Jets will face in 2022

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2. Josh Allen

A familiar face in New York, it's twice a year that the Jets will have to face this nightmare of a QB. Josh Allen has already begun to torment Jets fans, with him helping to secure wins for Buffalo in their last four division matchups against the Jets.

Buffalo's development of Allen has been some journey. An inconsistent rookie year has turned into Allen being an elite QB in the NFL, through good coaching and roster development. To say that 2021 was not Allen's best year as a QB when he scored 42 total touchdowns sums it up.

In 2020, Allen made his first Pro Bowl appearance and garnered votes for both MVP and Offensive Player of the Year as he finished with a passer rating of 107.2.

He has one of the strongest arms in the league and is a nightmare for defensive coordinators due to his dual-threat ability, last year rushing for over 700 yards.

Not only this but Allen has shown that he can do it under pressure as well. Take last season's exhilarating playoff game against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

That was one of the best quarterback showcase games that we have seen in a long time. In his second year in the NFL, he also led the league in fourth-quarter comebacks and game-winning drives.

Although it can be said that his accuracy did dip occasionally last year and that Allen will want to lower his interceptions numbers from last year's 15, he's still a superstar. He has the perfect combination of arm strength, size, speed, and explosivity.

The Bills have one of the most well-rounded rosters in the NFL and Allen will undoubtedly believe that they are a team with enough talent to get to the Super Bowl.

Unfortunately for the Jets, Allen's phenomenal talent will mean that he will be a dread for them in years to come, and he really pushes for this number one spot on the list. Right now, the Bills are running the AFC East under Josh Allen. It is up to the Jets to see if they can rise and compete.