Buffalo Bills: B/R ranks Josh Allen’s supporting cast in Top 10
Recently, Bleacher Report ranked Josh Allen’s supporting cast in the Top 10.
The Buffalo Bills‘ offense around Josh Allen has gone through a remarkable transformation over the past two years with an influx of talent. Last offseason, it was the additions of John Brown, Cole Beasley, Devin Singletary and Dawson Knox.
While those players helped the offense, and Josh Allen, take a significant step forward in their production, it was this offseason that Brandon Beane made the big move that brought everything together with the trade for Stefon Diggs.
By the Bills bringing in Diggs, it gives them a bonafide number one wide receiver while John Brown and Beasley step into more of a complimentary role, where they are much better suited.
These moves by Beane has given Josh Allen one of the best supporting casts in the NFL, according to a recent article by Kristopher Knox at Bleacher Report. The article ranked every quarterback’s supporting cast by past production, accolades, health and upside and the Bills finished eighth, which was a substantial jump from last year’s ranking of 24th.
"2019 Rank: 24With one brilliant offseason move, the Buffalo Bills gave quarterback Josh Allen a top-10 supporting cast. The trade to acquire Stefon Diggs gave Allen the true No. 1 option he has been missing and made the duo of Cole Beasley and John Brown one of the league’s top complementary units.Running back Devin Singletary was explosive as a rookie in 2019, racking up 775 rushing yards and 194 receiving yards while splitting time with veteran Frank Gore. With rookie third-rounder Zack Moss replacing Gore, Allen should have a strong backfield to support his own rushing ability.At tight end, the Bills have Dawson Knox, who proved to be a fine contributor as a rookie last season. The Mississippi product is a reliable if unspectacular checkdown option who should split time with a healthy Tyler Kroft in 2020.While Allen has yet to emerge as a consistent and reliable passer, Buffalo has put the pieces in place for him to do exactly that in 2020. Diggs and Brown have the downfield ability to make the most out of Allen’s howitzer of an arm, while Beasley and Knox are fantastic mid-level options.With Singletary and Moss leading what should be a strong rushing attack, Allen should be able to pick his spots and avoid forcing throws as he has done at times throughout his young career."
Based on Knox’s criteria the Bills certainly get a big bump in upside as this is a young group that hasn’t produced a high level year in and year out. The one exception would be Diggs, who is coming off consecutive years with over 1,000 receiving yards. However, the other players like John Brown and Devin Singletary still have plenty to prove after productive seasons last year. The challenge for them will be to show they can match, and in the case of Singeltary, exceed what they did.
However, as Knox notes, Josh Allen is going to have plenty of options to get the ball to and these players compliment each other very well. There is no question that this offense has plenty of production but at the end of the day it is going to be up to Josh Allen to elevate this group.