Josh Allen talks about where he is trying to improve this offseason

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
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Josh Allen recently mentioned three areas he is working to improve this offseason

In the past two seasons, Josh Allen has emerged as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He has thrown for over 4,400 yards each season with 36 or more passing touchdowns.

The development Allen has made as a passer has been nothing short of extraordinary but the Buffalo Bills quarterback is still trying to find ways to improve.

After OTAs on Tuesday, Allen was asked what he is working on and the first two things he mentioned were not surprising as he wants to continue to work on limiting turnovers and bad decisions.

The third point was an interesting one as Allen said ball placement on the underneath routes.

"“And then ball placement on some of the underneath routes, allowing guys to get more YAC [yards after catch]. Last year I don’t think we were very good in that department so it’s kind of on me to put the ball where it needs to be and allow our guys to utilize their legs and run after the catch.”"

Last year, the Buffalo Bills finished in the middle of the league in yards after catch with 1,760 but this was due in large part to them being a high-volume passing attack. When looking at the yards after catch per reception, the team finished last in the league at only 4.2 yards.

Certainly, ball placement plays a role here but the players on the team also had a major factor in this and the team looks to have improved in this area. Last year, players like Cole Beasley and Devin Singletary were the ones typically targeted on these underneath routes. Beasley had his lowest yards after catch average with the Bills at only 3.7 yards while Singletary also posted a career low at six yards.

The Bills replaced those players with Jamison Crowder who has averaged 4.5 yards per reception the past three years and James Cook, who was one of the best receiving running backs in this year’s class.

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The combination of Allen improving ball placement along with these new playmakers should really help Buffalo improve this part of their offense.