Diagnose at the line of scrimmage
Fromm is also a quarterback who is able to dissect a defense in seconds allowing for him to deliver a timely pass as he did in the opening moments against Vanderbilt.
On a 1st-and-goal from the Vanderbilt three-yard line, Fromm finds Demetris Robertson on a crossing route for the touchdown. After the snap, the entire route concept of Georgia moves to the left. This leaves a colossal opening along the right side of the field for Fromm to run the ball in. Opting against that, he stands in the pocket, waits for his slot receiver to break away from his man and finds him in the back corner of the endzone to give the Bulldogs the lead.
When comparing Fromm and Allen, their games differ vastly. Fromm is more of a pocket passer who will stand in the pressure and wait for a route to develop before throwing. Allen, on the other hand, is more of what an NFL quarterback needs to be in today’s game; mobile and able to throw.
In his three years at UGA, Fromm had only rushed for 14 yards. Allen has rushed for 14 yards in a single play on more than one occasion. The pro to having Fromm in the quarterback room is that he has had the success he has had being the type of player he is. If Fromm is able to help Allen develop more as a passer, the Bills offense could easily be a Top 5 in the league.
Revisiting the “what if” scenario if Josh Allen gets hurt, Fromm is exactly what the Buffalo Bills would want in a backup quarterback. Simply put, Fromm is not the athlete that Allen is. He is not built to win games the same way Allen is, but that does not mean that he can’t step in if Allen goes down for weeks on end.
Fromm has the ability to make plays on his own, but his time at Georgia shows that he does need immense talent around him and that is what the Buffalo Bills have for the first time in years. Jake Fromm is a safety net for the Bills offense and Allen’s job is not and will not be in question this 2020 season and beyond.