4 ripple effects from the Buffalo Bills signing running back Damien Harris

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Josh Allen’s rushing attempts will drop near the goal line

Josh Allen is one of the most unique quarterback matchups for opposing defenses because he not only has a big arm but has great athleticism for his size. When he gets outside and is running, he typically has the size advantage against cornerbacks and safeties.

Over the past four years, Allen has had at least 100 rushing attempts each season as well as double-digit carries inside the 10-yard line. These are high-impact rushing attempts that certainly can take a toll on a body, even on a big quarterback like Josh Allen.

The Buffalo Bills don’t want to completely eliminate this part of his game but as Josh Allen gets older, it would be smart to pick their spots when they dial these plays up. Now with Damien Harris, the Bills have that luxury as they can look to the former Patriots’ running back near the goal line first and have Josh Allen as a backup if Harris doesn’t find the end zone.