The Josh Allen era with the Buffalo Bills will commence sooner than you may think. Equipped with a toolkit like few others, coupled with a winning attitude, the 22-year-old physical specimen will defy all odds and start under center Week 1.
For every Aaron Rodgers, there’s a Carson Wentz. For every Jared Goff, there’s a Russell Wilson. Alright, alright, I think you get the picture. Regardless of what football purists may claim, there is no “right” time to anoint a newly drafted quarterback as your starter.
After trading up to select hulking quarterback Josh Allen in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have now incurred the same conundrum that every NFL franchise has faced at one time or another. What to do, what to do?
Conventional wisdom tells us that coach Sean McDermott will take his time with Allen and insert him into the lineup when he is deemed ready. In preparation, this would likely involve Allen spending countless hours with newly appointed offensive coordinator Brian Daboll in an effort to clean up the University of Wyoming product’s footwork.
This, in turn, would help fix Allen’s accuracy issues that rendered a modest 56.2 percent completion percentage during his time at the University of Wyoming.
This sounds a little too utopian to me.
The fact of the matter is that there are legitimate reasons why Allen will, in fact, line up under center as the Bills starter Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens.