Robert Foster came on board as an undrafted rookie and was second in receiving yards for the Buffalo Bills. Does Josh Allen have his go-to guy?
Without question, the Buffalo Bills lacked depth at the receiver position in 2018. The situation looked to worsen after they released Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes in the middle of the season. Or did it really show Bills fans potential starters for next season?
The Bills took chances on different receivers, including undrafted rookie receiver Robert Foster out of Alabama. He was a standout in training camp who was thought to make the final roster but was then released and eventually brought back on.
In 13 games, he reeled in 27 catches for 541 yards and three scores. He was second in receiving yards behind Zay Jones (652 yards). Foster had a better season this year than he did last year in Alabama’s offense.
One of Foster’s big plays he made was the game-winning touchdown grab from Josh Allen against the Detroit Lions. The Bills secured a 14-13 victory with that touchdown grab. With his ability to get open down the field and allow Allen to sink it in for six, Foster gives Allen that type of comfort.
Foster was one of Allen’s go-to guys throughout the season once he made his mark. The big question regarding him is if he will continue to keep up his production next season.
Granted, it will depend on what the Bills end up doing in free agency and the draft. If the Bills end up making Foster a potential No. 2 or No. 3 receiver, he could help grow Allen and the passing game for the team.
If Foster is able to work with Allen in the offseason and develop each other’s game, there could be a future combo between Foster and Allen. He is in control of what his future will be with the Bills. I believe he has the talent to turn into a main receiver for the Bills but his work ethic will determine that.