Ranking Josh Allen among dual-threat QBs Bill Belichick has faced in playoffs

Bills QB Josh Allen (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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2. Russell Wilson

The moment Russell Wilson hangs up his cleats for good, a gold jacket will be placed over his shoulders, and rightfully so. Wilson has spent the better part of the past seven years near the top of the quarterback food chain. With that said, during the first few years of his career, Wilson relied heavily on “The Legion of Boom.”

With a Super Bowl trophy already in their back pockets from the year prior, Wilson and company were determined to win it all again. Belichick, though, would hear none of it. He was well aware of Wilson and his ability to dash down the sidelines for a 40-yard run. During their 2014 Super Bowl showdown, Belichick made sure he stayed in the pocket all night long.

Belichick’s defense was somewhat successful as Wilson ran for only 39 yards and threw for 247 additional yards through the air. In his earlier years, Wilson wasn’t as prolific a passer but he could fly down the field with the best QBs in the league. In 2014 alone, he threw for 3,475 yards and chugged it himself for another 849 yards on the ground.

Wilson wasn’t quite in his prime just yet. And it did take one of the worst goal line calls in NFL history to seal the deal, but Belichick kept his perfect record against dual-threats in the postseason alive while pocketing another Super Bowl ring.