Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen entering season with different mindset
Recently, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen told the media that he is entering the season with a different mindset.
One of the things that has made Josh Allen to watch for Buffalo Bills fans over the past two years is his athletic ability. The way he is able to make a play when protection breaks down, or even on designed runs, picking up large chunks of yards or getting into the end zone.
The past two years, Allen has 17 rushing touchdowns which is good enough to be the eighth highest total in the NFL. It is the same total as Saquon Barkley and only one touchdown behind Ezekiel Elliott.
There is no question that having Josh Allen in the pocket and his ability to scramble has been a nice threat for this offense. However, the Bills quarterback recently said he is coming into this season with a different mindset.
“My mindset this year is a little different. I am trying to get the ball into our playmaker’s hands and let them make plays because they’re alot quicker and shiftier than I am but when my number’s called I will step up to the plate.”
There is no question that Josh Allen is entering this year with the best supporting cast he has ever had in the NFL. There is certainly the addition of Stefon Diggs but also bringing in Zack Moss to help the run game, especially closer to the goal line, combined with Devin Singletary and Dawson Knox entering their second years. The pressure can be off Josh Allen to have to make those plays or feel like he has to carry this team and do it all himself.
In terms of longevity, this is a smart move for Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. The quicker he can develop into a pocket passer who has the threat to run, instead of the other way around, should make this offense even more dynamic and tougher to stop. The more Allen becomes a threat as a passer, it is going to open this offense even more.