LeSean McCoy on Josh Allen: He’s special, that’s for sure

AP

Bills running back LeSean McCoy is loving what he’s seeing of rookie quarterback Josh Allen.

McCoy said at Buffalo’s minicamp that he’s been blown away by Allen’s skill and savvy as a young player.

“I’ve got to be honest, he’s pretty good — and I’m not a big fan of rookies,” McCoy said. “A lot of guys as rookies, they’re not like him. . . . He’s good. He’s smart. He has to learn, of course, he throws some passes that probably shouldn’t have been thrown, but other than that, he has a strong arm, he’s very intelligent — he’s too smart, I tell him sometimes. We have conversations and I say, ‘Easy. This is not like an exam. Just talk to me. You can say yo. You can say wassup.’ But as a talent level, he’s going to be really good for a lot of years, when he takes over eventually. We took him early in the draft so that’s just common sense, but he’s special. That’s for sure.”

How soon Allen will be on the field handing off and passing to McCoy in regular-season games remains to be seen. Allen will have an adjustment period in the NFL, and he may not beat out AJ McCarron for the starting job. But if McCoy is right, the Bills finally have their franchise quarterback.

37 responses to “LeSean McCoy on Josh Allen: He’s special, that’s for sure

  1. Allen has all the intangibles and is a good character guy. He just needs some time to work on some mechanics and learn the pro game. I see a lot of Wentz in him.

  2. The only thing that makes me feel good about him is that the Browns and Jets passed on him which increases his chances of him being better than their picks based on their past draft picks.

  3. good character guy^^^? like tom “destroy my phone” brady, ben “bathroom enthusiast” rothlisberger, baker “runnin from the cops” mayfield, matt “dont look into my past” patricia, adrian “beat my kids” peterson…. i will stop because my fingers are getting tired. clearly, good character matters when trying to be successful in the nfl. lol.

  4. Good luck to the kid, Patriots have gotten a cake walk for years, Buffalo fans deserve a gtreat QB and team again

  5. One thing we know is all the top rookie QB’s won’t work out. A couple will likely be really good, and a couple will be mediocre at best. And so much goes into it. It’s a crapshoot!

  6. The Bills would be wise to remember that A.J. McCarron is on the roster. Allen might end up good, bad, or mediocre, but McCarron will likely end up starting and they should hope he plays well enough to be worth something in a trade when they decide to start Allen.

  7. Kelly played for The U. Allen played for Wyoming. I would have to say the teams Kelly played against at Miami were a tad bit better then the teams Allen faced at Wyoming.

    You’re comparing college football from 37 years ago to college football today and a Major Div 1 college vs a small Mtn West conference school. Like comparing rocks and sponges.

  8. What does Allen and Wentz have in common?

    They were both recruited, signed and coached by: Craig Bohl

    Not saying he’s the next Wentz, but he has many of the things Wentz has, that fit what Craig Bohl wants in a QB.

  9. Allen played only 2 major D1 schools in 2016 and 2017 and lost at a combine score of like 129 to 30. The rest of the schools they played were horrible

  10. Mongo3410….and anybody else like joe Toronto that trolls Every Bills Article..NOT ONE SINGLE PLAYER ON HIS TEAM WAS EITHER DRAFTED OR BROUGHT IN AS A UDFA.SHOWS THE TALENT HE HAD AROUND HIM !!!!Guy hasn’t played a down yet in the NFL and your Bashing him..Why?

  11. Mongo3410….and anybody else like joe Toronto that trolls Every Bills Article..NOT ONE SINGLE PLAYER ON HIS TEAM WAS EITHER DRAFTED OR BROUGHT IN AS A UDFA.SHOWS THE TALENT HE HAD AROUND HIM !!!!Guy hasn’t played a down yet in the NFL and your Bashing him..Why?

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    There was also no talent on the teams he played against. Should have dominated them. Maybe 5 guys drafted outside of Oregon and Iowa on 10 teams he played.

    You’re right he hasn’t played a down, doesn’t stop many Bills fans from saying he’s going to be in the Pro Bowl in 2 years. If Bills fans can make that claim, why can’t people who don’t think so say the opposite?

  12. “As a Bills fan, I want Allen to pan out. As a ‘Bama fan, I want AJ McCarron to be the next Ken Stabler for the Bills”.

    McCarron is not Ken Stabler so if you are really a Bills fan you better hope Allen works out.

  13. I actually think Peterman starts. Just my opinion. He has looked really good in camp, which of course does not mean squat. You can’t hold one game against him on the road against the Chargers who have one of the best front 7’s. A few of those picks were not his fault. Peterman will beat out AJ. I think Josh Allen has all the tools to be a great one, we will see. He is smart, smarter than all the QB’s that were drafted. Ran faster than the other ones too at his size except for the QB from Louisville. Peterman is better than people think, kind of stunk he got that snow game against the Colts, because he threw a beauty of a pass to Benjamin which should of been a TD, was called back, was a bad call. At some point we have to start Allen, but nothing wrong with letting him sit for a year like Rodgers did.

  14. I think Allen needs to sit for a year or half of one. Most teams were pressed to start rookies before the rookie pay scale. McCarron should start and see what he can do. Let the defense and running game carry the team to start the year.

  15. billswillnevermove says:
    June 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm
    I actually think Peterman starts. Just my opinion. He has looked really good in camp, which of course does not mean squat. You can’t hold one game against him on the road against the Chargers who have one of the best front 7’s

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    Nate will be playing in the CFL next year…..

  16. Who ever said the Pats have had a cake walk playing the Bills for years wasn’t watching the games. I know the record doesn’t really reflect it but those were always hard fought, nerve wracking games with few exceptions. Their QB’s haven’t been great but the rest of that team always came to play.

  17. All I know is it’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about an upcoming season. I’m really looking forward to it. This year has been going great and so ending it with a great team would be outstanding!

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