Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen gets first snaps with the starters

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Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen got some first-team snaps on Tuesday which means the speculation will be rampant.

The quiet offseason is officially coming to an end as the Buffalo Bills take part in a mandatory minicamp.

That minicamp features three quarterbacks vying for the starting job, and that is what everyone is talking about today.

I love the updates tweeted out from these practices. Beat writers have to do it, but things like this always make me smile.

This is almost like tracking flights during the NBA free agency period. The quarterback coverage is wild.

Josh Allen did get a few plays with the first-team offense. Here is the breakdown, courtesy of Mike Rodak once again.

Allen getting reps with the first-team could mean a lot or it could mean absolutely nothing. But what I do know is that Sean McDermott saying Allen needs time to learn is what he has to say right now. That can easily change in August and September if Allen stands out as the clear best option at the position.

The Bills wouldn’t be the first team to rush a quarterback into action, but even if Allen is the best option he should still be given some time to learn. Even if that is only for a few games.

One series on offense for Allen is nothing to go crazy about but some fans may already be looking at it as a sign of things to come. My best guess is that McDermott wants to give all three quarterbacks a fair shot at the job. Giving Allen some reps does that and also gives the coach an idea of what Allen can do right now. Remember, it is only June.

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Updates like this will flow onto social media whenever the Bills practice this summer, but nothing is definitive until McDermott names a starter. Even then, that could be a fluid situation.