Buffalo Bills: Who will be the starting QB in Week 1?

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The Buffalo Bills brought in AJ McCarron this offseason. With the team drafting Josh Allen Thursday night, who will be the starter in Week 1?

The Buffalo Bills listened to the demands of the fans. They went up and got their franchise quarterback in Josh Allen. With Allen coming in, will the slotting of AJ McCarron drop come Week 1?

Even with Allen coming in as the No. 7 overall pick, McCarron still possesses the greatest opportunity to start.

McCarron signed a two-year deal with the Bills. With that two years, it allows him to show his worth along with providing mentorship to Allen. Allen will be NFL-ready but for now, it looks as if it will be McCarron calling the shots under center. Though this may be the current view of the Bills, plans can and have changed when rookies come into camp.

Allen showed during his time at Wyoming that his arm strength is NFL-worthy. Slotting him into the starting role would be a no-brainer but Allen does have accuracy problems.

Allowing Allen to work alongside McCarron will allow him to soak up all the reps, guidance and exposure that he could possibly need. Buffalo has been starving for their next Jim Kelly, and Allen has the persona and ability to be just that.

McCarron will have to show that he is worth starting for the Bills as he has a very small sample size to show for. McCarron can be the perfect bridge quarterback in Buffalo, or at the same time, be the franchise player the team has been looking for.

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Allen has the power and the leadership skills to come in and take a team by the reigns and the playbook. But will McCarron let him?