Josh Allen will get first-team reps at minicamp this week

AP

The Bills drafted Josh Allen to be their next Jim Kelly, and the Bills will trying to get Allen ready for his new role quickly.

On Tuesday, coach Sean McDermott said Allen will get first-team reps at this week’s mandatory minicamp.

It will be the first time Allen takes snaps with the starting offense, and it’s the clearest indication yet that the Bills will give him every chance to win the starting job as of Week One.

A.J. McCarron had hoped to get a chance to play at least part of the season, and that may still happen. But he’s going to have to earn his playing time by showing he’s better than Allen. Unless Allen flops or gets injured.

If neither happen, the Bills could be in position to fill the void at the top of the AFC East whenever Tom Brady walks away.

27 responses to “Josh Allen will get first-team reps at minicamp this week

  1. Apparently Mr. Peterman has looked pretty good so far this Spring. I hear it’s truly a 3-way battle at this point. Josh Allen will be the starter some day. But that day is very hard to predict. My money says A.J. McCarron starts on day one and doesn’t finish the season in that role.

  2. McCarron will start and most likely finish the year. I seriously doubt McDermott after watching fail after fail with teams rushing their QB draft picks into the starting position is going to fall into the same trap. He is way too smart for that. RGIII, Manuel, Sanchez, Weeden, Smith… Allen wasn’t portrayed as a Ryan, Flacco or Luck. He’s a project that will need a bit of work before he can be turned loose. He is doing very well and receiving a lot of praise for what he has accomplished so far, So I doubt we see McDermott rushing him.

  3. Can’t wait to hear the glowing comments on how good the kid looked etc. I also don’t think this was a wise choice by the Bills. But who knows. When they put the pads on and it’s kive fire in a real game is the only time we will see what the kid will do. Wish him the best. It their Oline went from pretty good to all question marks. Any team that has Vlad Ducasse as their left guard better have 2 spare QBs and three spare running backs.

    Shady is going to have to live on the outside this season because no way is he going up the middle

  4. Beane and the Bills lucked out in this year’s Draft. Having Allen, the best NFL QB in the Draft, fall to them at 7 was unbelievable. Then to be able to trade up again and get the best LB in the Draft is insane. The Bills have their leaders for the next decade.

  5. I see a lot of INTs and dirt balls coming the way of Buffalo’s defense!!! Should of drafted Josh Rosen, he’s been running with Arizona’s first team offense all thru OTA’s and Mini Camp, looking better than Bradford and digesting Arizona’s offensive playbook within his first 10 days of receiving the playbook.

  6. It’s tough to win when all your QB can do is throw the ball. Look at Cam Newton and the Panthers. He’s led the team to numerous division titles. He’s like a rb and qb wrapped into 1

  7. I think there is a lot of pressure from ownership and fanbase to start Allen. The coaches will give in and the league will eat him up. He is very talented, but he is a project. The coaches will probably be fired in the end when he starts to struggle.

  8. gjv001 says:
    June 12, 2018 at 12:20 pm
    Beane and the Bills lucked out in this year’s Draft. Having Allen, the best NFL QB in the Draft, fall to them at 7 was unbelievable. Then to be able to trade up again and get the best LB in the Draft is insane. The Bills have their leaders for the next decade.

    I’m thirsty. Can you pass me some of that Kool-Aid?

  9. I’m guessing someone who posted that it is tough to win if all your QB can do is throw the ball has never heard of Tom Brady or Peyton Manning or Dew Brees. Probably new to football.

  10. Just Your Typical Napoleon Complex Patriots Fan says:
    June 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm
    I think we all just learned Joe Toronto and Billswillnevermove are actually co-workers and one of them leaves their computer unlocked every once in a while. 😂

    Gee, I wonder which two gave you the thumbs down 😎

  11. Calling Allen a bust before he hasn’t even played one game is ridiculous. He was considered as somewhat of a risk before the draft, but also considered as having the the highest upside. Give the guy a season or two.

  12. “Josh should start from day 1—no reason to put off the inevitable”

    By that logic, may as well just cut Allen now and start looking for his replacement…no reason to put off the inevitable, after all.

  13. I think Nathan is going to surprise everyone and be a very good QB and I think josh will be a more long term QB for us he just needs time to learn the ropes of the NFL. Today’s gorgeous weather makes it hard to think football. But love the seasons here in Buffalo and will take them all! Swimming, hot tub, camping, night time fires and training camps. Perfect.

  14. I see the Pats fans are out in earnest. Who exactly did they draft to groom for replacing Brady? Someone named Noname Bustoferis, that’s right. Played qb for the Backwater Badgers of Whistlestop, Mass. Their future hero!

  15. camsbiggestfan says:
    June 12, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    It’s tough to win when all your QB can do is throw the ball. Look at Cam Newton and the Panthers. He’s led the team to numerous division titles. He’s like a rb and qb wrapped into 1
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    Have you ever watched any video on Allen? He has the size & play extending ability of Ben Roethlisberger, The arm strength of Brett Favre and runs just as well as Aaron Rodgers or Joe Flacco. He is hard to take down and tough as they come. He already throws a nice dart on the move, just needs to put a little more touch on his passes to help with his accuracy and he’ll be good to go.

  16. tough to win when all your QB can do is throw the ball. Look at Cam Newton and the Panthers. He’s led the team to numerous division titles. He’s like a rb and qb wrapped into 1

    Yep he looked super fast and mobile avoiding that fumble in the super bowl…

  17. Good for McDermott. He’s playing this right.

    Since Allen is getting some reps, maybe we can finally see that “stud” Jamal Adams finally get a pick. Isn’t Allen the guy who’s gonna make a hall of famer out of adams?

  18. gjv001 says:
    June 12, 2018 at 12:20 pm
    Beane and the Bills lucked out in this year’s Draft. Having Allen, the best NFL QB in the Draft, fall to them at 7 was unbelievable. Then to be able to trade up again and get the best LB in the Draft is insane. The Bills have their leaders for the next decade.
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    Josh Allen the best QB in the draft? ILMAO, he was by far the worst of the top 4 and by far the least polished. He has elite rare arm strength but cannot hit the ocean from the beach & is a mess in the pocket, arm strength without accuracy is useless. If the Bills wanted an inaccurate QB with an elite arm they could of went down to Baton Rogue, LA and picked up Jamarcus Russell for much, much less than 2 second round picks and a 7th overall pick.

  19. think we all just learned Joe Toronto and Billswillnevermove are actually co-workers and one of them leaves their computer unlocked every once in a while. 😂

    Lol silly pats fan. Implying that joe Toronto would have a job…

  20. Will all of you so called quarterback gurus stop. Let go of what Mel Kiper and all the pundits said about Josh Allen. They’re opinions don’t matter anymore. People who get paid to evaluate made their choices. People who get paid at the professional level to coach are doing their jobs.Stop with the bust label. Nobody knows!

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