Predicting the Buffalo Bills QB depth chart entering training camp

The Buffalo Bills depth chart at quarterback looks to be pretty well set but there are still some questions lingering entering training camp.
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
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Entering training camp, the quarterback depth chart is pretty obvious for the Buffalo Bills as they only have three quarterbacks on the roster and the roles looked to be locked in. Let's take a closer look at the position and what factors could change this depth chart before the 2023 season.

Predicting the Buffalo Bills QB depth chart entering training camp

Starter: Josh Allen

The Buffalo Bills will be entering the 2023 season with Josh Allen as their starting quarterback. The seventh overall pick from the 2018 NFL Draft stepped in as the starter in Week 2 of his rookie season after a disastrous performance by Nathan Peterman.

Allen has remained the starter and developed into one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. He has been named to two Pro Bowls and named second-team All-Pro once over that period.

Josh Allen will certainly have some things to work on during training camp but there is no question where he sits in this depth chart.

Backup: Kyle Allen

As it stands right now, Kyle Allen is going to be the quarterback backing up Josh Allen. This spot for Kyle Allen looks pretty locked in unless Allen struggles during training camp and preseason.

Kyle Allen is an experienced backup and has played for the Carolina Panthers, Washington Commanders, and last season with the Houston Texans. He has appeared in 23 games with 19 starts with 704 career passing yards, 26 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions.

He is not the veteran quarterbacks the Bills have had the past two seasons with Mitchell Trubisky and Case Keenum. Kyle Allen will need to prove he is capable of running this offense leading up to the regular season.

3rd String: Matt Barkley

Matt Barkley originally signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2018 when the team needed a quarterback due to Josh Allen and Derek Anderson dealing with injuries. He remained with the team through the 2020 season before they made a change that offseason.

Barkley would return to Buffalo in 2022 and spent last season on the practice squad. The Buffalo Bills have typically only had two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster however a rule change this season could open the door for Buffalo to keep three quarterbacks.

The new rule would allow teams to dress three quarterbacks for the game but that third quarterback doesn't count against the game day roster total. However, teams need to have three QBs on their 53-man roster. If the Buffalo Bills want to take advantage of that rule, Barkley could be kept on the 53-man roster instead of being released and re-signed to the practice squad.