Buffalo Bills ranked near bottom of NFL in terms of starting RB
There is no denying that the Buffalo Bills run game was a disappointment last year. The addition of Zack Moss, along with Devin Singletary coming off a promising rookie season, had expectations high for the running backs.
They underwhelmed with the two running backs combining for less than 1,200 rushing yards and neither running back having a single game with over 100 rushing yards. Recently, Maurice Jones-Drew put together his ranking of each team’s number one running back and it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Bills finished near the bottom of the league.
In fact, Maurice Jones-Drew ranked Devin Singletary as the 31st number one running back and ahead of only Miami Dolphins’ Myles Gaskin.
"The Bills have had a real problem with their run game and they need a reliable player at the position. Devin Singletary and Zack Moss have each had their moments but neither player has shown any consistency. Right now, Josh Allen is the best rusher on the team. That really bothers me as a former running back. The Bills’ backfield really needs to step it up, and Singletary has the most experience. The time is now."
While it is disappointing to see Singletary this low, outside of Mark Ingram (30th) and Tevin Coleman (28th), it is hard to make a case he should be ranked higher than any other running back ahead of him.
There is also a belief that Devin Singletary may not even be the starting running back this year for the Buffalo Bills. Last year, Zack Moss showed promise and when considering he brings more to the running back position than Singletary, it won’t be surprising to see him get most of the work in his second season.
This would then allow Devin Singletary to move into more of a change of pace role for this offense, which is something that probably suits his skillset better.
Even with their being questions about who the starting running back is, the Bills have seemingly made it clear that the run game won’t be a priority for this offense. This will limit the impact that either Devin Singletary or Zack Moss could have this year if Josh Allen continues to be as effective as he was last year passing the ball for this offense.