Buffalo Bills need a veteran QB to backup Josh Allen in 2023

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One of the biggest storylines from this past season for the Buffalo Bills was Josh Allen’s elbow injury. He suffered the injury on one of the final plays against the New York Jets in Week 9 but fortunately did not miss any games due to the injury.

While he was able to be on the field, it was clear that the injury impacted his performance down the stretch. On Sunday, it was reported that he suffered a partial tear of the UCL but would not need surgery this offseason.

The fact that Josh Allen should be ready for the start of the 2023 season is great news as the Buffalo Bills hope to rebound from their disappointing loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional Round. However, this injury highlights how important the backup quarterback position for a team.

Buffalo Bills should look to add a veteran to backup Josh Allen in 2023

Last year, the Buffalo Bills traded for Case Keenum to replace Mitchell Trubisky as the backup quarterback. However, Keenum is now set to be a free agent and the Bills will have some options on how they address this spot.

The Bills could re-sign Case Keenum since he knows the system and did have one good performance in the preseason. They could also look to sign a free agent who wasn’t with the team last year like Teddy Bridgewater, Andy Dalton, or Jacoby Brissett.

However, the one thing that the Buffalo Bills should avoid is relying on a rookie to back up their franchise quarterback. This team has Super Bowl aspirations and if the Bills were to be without Josh Allen for an extended period of time, turning to a rookie could be a recipe for disaster.

What the Buffalo Bills do at quarterback this offseason may not be big news but could have big implications for their 2023 season.

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