Buffalo Bills: AJ McCarron has the most to prove in minicamp

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A recent Bleacher Report article looked at one player on each NFL team with the most to prove in minicamp. The choice was easy for the Buffalo Bills.

AJ McCarron headed into the 2018 offseason looking to be a starting quarterback. He has a shot with the Buffalo Bills, but he is not the clear starter as of right now.

The Bills drafting Josh Allen at No. 7 overall means he is being looked at as the quarterback of the future. It is now up to McCarron to put those plans on hold.

A recent article on Bleacher Report, written by Gary Davenport, looked at one player on each NFL team that has the most to prove in minicamp this summer. McCarron was the choice for the Bills.

From the article:

"At OTAs, McCarron took the majority of first-team reps. But at this point McCarron’s at best a placeholder for Allen. Unless, that is, he offers a reason not to be. If McCarron wants to be a starter in the NFL, this might be his best shot."

I would offer up Josh Allen alongside McCarron as a player with the most to prove. Unfortunately, Nathan Peterman is not included.

The difference for Allen is that even if he has a bad minicamp, he will still receive a fair shot to be this team’s starting quarterback. If McCarron struggles, he may blow his only shot to start in Buffalo. One benefit McCarron has is that the team may want to let Allen learn from the sidelines, regardless of how good the rookie looks this summer.

The only way that plan could change is if Allen either looks like a superstar, or McCarron is just terrible. I don’t see the latter happening, but you never know. And once again, this is only a two-man competition.

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One could also make a case for Zay Jones as a player who has the most to prove, but his status as a starter is helped by the fact the team remains thin at the wide receiver position. So it is all about the quarterbacks this summer, just as we all knew it would be once Tyrod Taylor was traded.