3 reasons why the Buffalo Bills should trade for Jonathan Taylor

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1.) Establishing a true run game

The last time the Bills had a consistent run game was before Josh Allen was drafted. That’s right, it has arguably been five consecutive seasons since the Bills’ offense has had a true running game that did involve Allen as the team’s best running back.

If Taylor was to be in a Bills uniform, the run game would be able to open up and take pressure off of Allen to throw and run. Not only would it give the Bills a true running game, but with the presence of James Cook, it would also help Taylor by not having to run the rock on all three downs (even though he could). 

In order to have success in this league, teams have to be able to run the ball to set up the pass. The last three seasons, since the start of Allen’s dominance in 2020, the passing attack has never been an issue with the Bills. However, their run game has been inconsistent and not a threat against opponents.

Having Taylor in the backfield with Allen under center would provide a threat because defenses would have to game plan for either Allen’s arm or Taylor running the ball.