After two starts, Brandon Allen split his games. However, his performance against the Vikings has me wondering if there is a future for him in Denver.
Broncos Country have seen two games now with Brandon Allen under center. He was able to provide Denver with their third win of the season against the Cleveland Browns. Against the Minnesota Vikings, he was just four yards away from giving the Broncos their fourth win.
In just two games, Brandon Allen led the Denver Broncos offense to 47 total points. That is 17 more points than Joe Flacco had when he was under center in the first two games of the season.
To place it in a bigger perspective, the Broncos offense has scored more points in the last two games than in the final three games in which Flacco was under center.
Not sure if it is the spark that is brought in by Brandon Allen, but the offense is clicking. Joe Flacco was only able to get to 20 points or more twice. It took Allen that many starts to get there. It is pretty surprising if you ask me.
Allen may not have the flashiest numbers, as his average completion percentage is 49.2, but he is doing enough to get the job done. However, with the season inching closer to the end with no playoffs in sight, is there a future for him?
Looking ahead to the 2020 offseason, Brandon Allen is set to be a restricted free agent. This means that Denver could very well keep him next season. With Drew Lock closer to returning, his next game against the Buffalo Bills could be his final chance to showcase what he is capable of.
I would absolutely enjoy having him back with the Broncos. His accuracy is something that needs to be worked on. That can be done with a few more live game reps and practice time.
I can see Allen as a solid backup in the future for the Denver Broncos. He has done well in his two starts to be a spot starter in case the starter during the 2020 season goes down due to injury.
Denver still needs to see what they have with Drew Lock before the 2019 season is over. But Brandon Allen could have a future with the team, even if it is a small one.