Buffalo Bills 2024 Offseason Preview: Who backs up Josh Allen?

Here is a preview fo the offseason prioritites needed for the Bills at the quarterback position.
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The Buffalo Bills obviously will work a good bit with Josh Allen and offensive coordinator Joe Brady in continuing the success they saw late last season that got them an AFC East title and into the playoffs as a two seed. This is the main priority as other pieces within the Buffalo offense will come and go that can change how the system runs in 2024. 

When it was all said and done, it was business as usual for Allen among the top of the NFL. He finished Top 5 in passing yards, touchdowns, and QBR. He also became a huge scoring threat with his legs with 15 rushing touchdowns this season, by far the most out of any in his six seasons in the NFL.

With more versatility to build on and a new and nicer offense to look at under Brady, the Bills and Allen can put together a season that once again makes them contenders for a Super Bowl title. The two masterminds of the Buffalo offense want to keep the championship window open in Orchard Park for as long as possible.

How do the Buffalo Bills address the depth chart after Josh Allen?

Looking at the Buffalo quarterback depth, their backup Kyle Allen was on a 1 year, $1.2 million contract last offseason. He will be a possibility for a new deal as the backup after not starting a game this season. Allen was the main starter for the Carolina Panthers in 2019 but has started in just 6 games after that.

The same goes for their third-string quarterback Shane Buechele, who was on a contract to be on the practice squad. However, the organization recently resigned him to a reserve/future contract.

It will be something to watch to see how those play out as Buffalo has the second lowest amount of cap space in the NFL. Although Allen is cheap, Buechele as a backup may be the best bet as the team will want to pursue re-signing other players possibly testing free agency.