Buffalo Bills: How many games will Josh Allen start in 2018?

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The Buffalo Bills drafted Josh Allen at No. 7 overall, which brings up the question of how many games he will start for the team in 2018.

It is only May but it is never too early to talk about who will start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills in 2018.

After a short stint of stability with Tyrod Taylor, the Bills seem poised for another quarterback competition. AJ McCarron has the mindset that he is the starter, while Nathan Peterman may think he deserves a shot considering the fact the team viewed him so highly in 2017 before his disastrous debut.

Add Josh Allen to the mix and it is a wide open race set for this summer. Personally, I think McCarron opens the season as the starter, but it will be hard to keep Allen on the bench. If Sean McDermott benched Taylor in favor of Peterman when the team had a winning record, I can’t imagine Allen remains on the bench too long.

To gauge how the fans are feeling we ran a Twitter poll.

So while I think Allen may see a lot of time on the field, the majority of fans out there, at least those who responded to this poll, don’t think Allen is going to get much playing time in 2018.

The main factor in all of this is the play of McCarron. If the veteran comes out in camp and is simply average, Allen has the early advantage if he can just not be terrible. If Allen does look awful, the team may just play it safe with McCarron regardless of how the veteran performs. That would present a whole new slew of problems.

The Bills may be looking to stash Allen on the bench for the entire season so he can learn the ways of the NFL before being thrown into the fire. That is always the smart plan, but coaches and general managers get impatient when losses pile up and pressure starts to mount.

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So what do you think? Will Allen see a lot of time on the field in 2018?