Josh Allen shows off his flopping skills again in loss to the Patriots

Oct 22, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA;  New England Patriots cornerback Jack Jones (13)
Oct 22, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Jack Jones (13) / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

It has been widely known for some years now that Josh Allen is a great quarterback, and the Bills are very lucky to have him as their franchise quarterback. He has been a menace on the field since he started gaining momentum in his third season, which has created many issues for the Patriots' defense in their matchups.

But just like any other person on the planet, Allen is not free from flaws.

Outside of any criticism or praise regarding his overall performance as a quarterback, he has become known for flopping when a defender is able to get their hands on him. Even if it is as simple as a nudge to the shoulder, Allen will display his acting skills and make it look like he was just hit by a dump truck, hoping the opponent is flagged for unnecessary roughness or roughing the passer.

If it doesn't immediately work, he will make a fuss to the referees, which has historically worked in his favor, and that's precisely what happened when the Bills visited the Patriots in Week 7.

In an impressive effort to get to the quarterback, newly returned Jack Jones was left unblocked, allowing him to get a hit on Allen just milliseconds after releasing the football. Maintaining his reputation, Allen flopped to the ground as if a defensive end had gotten to him, even whipping his head back in dramatic fashion just to put it over the top.

Besides the fact that it wasn't a hit remotely hard enough to push Allen down, the idea that a 180-pound cornerback could easily knock down a 6 foot 4, 240-pound quarterback makes him even more ridiculous for the stunt.

The officials didn't immediately throw a flag, but Allen made sure to let them know how he felt about it, resulting in a flag being thrown. Jones was then penalized for roughing the passer, moving the Bills 15 yards further down the field.

The commentators expressed the play did not warrant a flag, despite Allen's cries for one, especially since Jones did not hit him in the neck or shoulders, which is an automatic penalty. Even though the flag came on a first down and may not have benefitted them, the drive ended in a touchdown to put the Bills within three points of the Patriots at the start of the third quarter.

Fortunately, it didn't end up being an issue since the Patriots were able to get a big win, nor were they deterred by the officials' insistence to make their presence known throughout the game. However, it is the latest example by Allen that flopping needs to be addressed by the NFL because it is leading to far too many unearned penalties and, in some cases, can dictate the fate of a team.