After a historic 2020 season that saw him finish second in MVP voting in the National Football League, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has been ranked at No. 10 in the NFL's Top-100 Players list in 2021.
The fourth-year quarterback of the Bills set a multitude of franchise records in the 2020 season, completing 69.2% of his passing attempts (369-of-572) for 4,544 yards and 37 touchdowns. Allen also rushed on the season for 421 yards and eight touchdowns, while also registering a receiving touchdown for a franchise record of 46 total touchdowns.
The 25-year-old became the first quarterback in NFL history in 2020 to throw for more than 4,500 yards and 35 or more touchdowns, while also rushing for five or more scores.
For his production in the 2020 regular season, Allen was named to his first career Pro Bowl, while also finishing behind Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in MVP voting.
In the playoffs, Allen helped lead the Bills to their first appearance in the AFC Championship Game since the 1993 season, completing 64.2% of his passes for 817 yards and five touchdowns.
With his continued improvement from Year 1 in the NFL to now, the Bills rewarded Allen with a six-year contract extension this offseason worth up to $258 million to be the franchise quarterback in Buffalo for the next eight years.
Just last year, Allen was ranked as the 87th player on the NFL's Top-100 Players list. His massive uptick in play saw him jump 77 spots on the list in the 2021 rankings.
In Saturday's preseason finale against the Packers, Allen played in his first action of the preseason, where he went 20-of-26 for 194 yards and two touchdowns in just about one half of action.
Allen was not the only Bills player to land on the NFL's Top-100 Players list in 2021.
His No. 1 wide receiver Stefon Diggs entered the conversation at No. 11 on the list after leading the NFL last season in both receptions (127) and receiving yards (1,545). He ranked as the 54th-best player in the NFL on the 2020 list following his 2019 season with the Minnesota Vikings.
Meanwhile, cornerback Tre'Davious White ended up ranking as the 95th-best player in the NFL, which was a drop from his ranking at No. 47 in 2020. However, the 26-year-old still finished the 2021 season with 57 combined tackles, three interceptions, 11 passes defensed, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
The final player ranked in the Top-100 from the Bills this year is wide receiver Cole Beasley, who ranked right after White at No. 96 overall. The 32-year-old had a career-year in 2020 with 967 receiving yards on 82 receptions and four touchdowns.
It's the first time in Beasley's career he has been named a Top-100 player in the NFL.
Coming in at No. 1 on the NFL's Top-100 Players list in 2021 is Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes for the first time in his career. Meanwhile, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Rodgers, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce rounded out the top-five of the list.
The NFL Top-100 Players list is voted on annually by fellow players around the league.