Buffalo Bills: Sean McDermott sheds some light on plan for Josh Allen
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott spoke with the media about how Josh Allen will be used throughout the course of the summer.
Josh Allen is in a great position as he begins his career with the Buffalo Bills.
The rookie quarterback gets to spend the summer learning the offense and even if he makes mistakes, it will all be considered part of the process. Starting during the 2018 season would be a bonus.
Fans will be debating whether or not Allen should play up until he eventually does, or the season ends, and an article on Bills Wire shed some light on the situation with a quote from McDermott:
"“We’ll just see, it’s a fluid situation. It’s all part of doing what’s best for A., our football team, and B., Josh’s development overall,” McDermott said. “I’m not going to say I’m not going to do it [play Allen with the first team]. It’s just, what’s the right thing to do at the right time, based on our plans. But overall, A.J. and Nate will run with the ones.”"
Now it’s time for Bills fans to dissect the meaning of a “fluid situation.”
So right now, Josh Allen isn’t in the plans as the starter. But it’s June, and the situation remains “fluid.”
This is a case of McDermott saying the right things and not doing anything to put pressure on Allen in June. There is absolutely zero reason to rush Allen into the starting spot right now, or even when the season begins in September.
As I have said in several articles recently, the only way Allen starts Week 1 is if he looks like a star or if AJ McCarron is just so bad the thought of starting him gives McDermott chills.
Then there is Nathan Peterman. If he starts, fans may lose their minds. I know there are a few Peterman loyalists out there, but him starting means something went wrong.
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Training camp will be the time when Allen could make a move up the depth chart. Even then, it may take a few preseason games before McDermott even thinks to do such a thing.