Buffalo Bills: Poll on the potential of Josh Allen being the starter

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The Buffalo Bills still don’t have a starting quarterback for Week 1. A Twitter poll about the potential of Josh Allen starting yielded interesting results.

It seems at this point that Sean McDermott may never name a starting quarterback for his Buffalo Bills. Bold strategy, Cotton.

In all seriousness, McDermott is running out of time and needs to name a starter soon. If he is going simply off stats this preseason, Nathan Peterman is the guy for the job. If he wants a veteran out there then AJ McCarron fits that description.

But there is also No. 7 overall pick Josh Allen to consider. He had a rough game on Sunday but had no help from his line and has looked equally as good as both Peterman and McCarron this preseason.

That fact meant it was time to poll the fans on Twitter.

Interesting results here.

The overwhelming answer is that fans aren’t comfortable with Allen starting Week 1. Some of this may be due to him being a rookie, or some fans simply thinking he should not be put out there with what some deem to be a lackluster offensive line.

I tend to agree with that mindset but his draft status may lead to him getting the starting nod. In terms of “The Process” line of thinking, better to get the rookie some experience now to get the bad play out of the way, if he is viewed as the quarterback of the future. That may not be the plan that gives the team the best chance to win, but the fact the team hasn’t named a starter yet shows it is a possibility.

This is not an ideal situation to be in. One quarterback needs to be getting first-team reps every day in practice. The only benefit is that if McDermott decides to have several players start during the regular season, all three guys will have plenty of experience with the ones. Though that means things aren’t going well if changes need to be made.

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If you didn’t vote in our poll, let us know what you think about the potential of Allen starting Week 1.