Josh Allen to enter Bills camp as No. 3 on depth chart

AP

The Bills have tinkered with Josh Allen as a starter, but they’re not ready to commit to the project yet.

Via Joe Buscaglia of WKBW, Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday that the first-rounder would open training camp as the third-string quarterback.

The Bills will continue to alternate A.J. McCarron and Nathan Peterman with the first team, and make Allen earn his reps.

Allen got a few reps with the first team in minicamp, and left those players with a positive impression.

But the Bills will enter camp with questions in the middle of their line and a middling set of pass-catchers, so the prudent play might be to let Allen sit until he has a better chance to succeed.

23 responses to “Josh Allen to enter Bills camp as No. 3 on depth chart

  1. I saw that Charger’s game. Nate was bad. But he had 3 Int’s that were no fault of his own. I don’t ever decide one game does not show a players real value. I saw him play after that game and saw a QB who had no lingering effect from that one bad game. He showed me he has the Mental toughness all QB’s have to have. He was poised and patient in the pocket. Threw pretty good too. I think he will be the season starter because I see nothing but a back up in AJ and a developing QB. In Josh I see our franchise QB sometime soon. He gets a lot of guff due to his accuracy. Accuracy? The way every football league determines it is unfair and incorrect. It’s measured by catches which is unfair to the QB. Pass gets there but is dropped. Thus it was inaccurate? It should be the pass. Was it where it was supposed to be? Then it was accurate.

  2. If he was sitting behind Tyrod, I’d be worried. However, McCarron is no slouch. He has better career #’s than Tyrod, albeit with limited starts. I think AJ will force Allen to earn his playing time, whereas like last season, Tyrod made it really easy to roll the dice on a rookie because there were times you couldn’t do worse. Best situation for Allen.

  3. It is amazing how close they were a few years ago. Ansy GM fires coaches then yhey end up not much better than the Browns, Bungles, and Jets.

  4. Good! I frankly dont want to see Josh on the field at all this season – essentially red shirt him. I hate to say it but I cant see the Bills making the playoffs this year, or really even being good – and I wouldnt want to throw the future franchise QB into a bad situation.

    -McCoy (aka the entire offense) is only getting older, turns 30 next month
    -For an offense run heavy offense the lose of Wood & Richie is gonna hurt
    -Bills have one of the worst (if not THE worst) WR corps, thats even with a healthy KB

  5. Guess the Bills haven’t heard of the Denver Broncos and Paxton Lynch. Josh Allen is just another Lynch. The Bills should of just traded a 7th round pick for Lynch instead of drafting Allen.

  6. Considering the other two clowns there, if he was any good at all he’d be starting from day one, another horrible decision by this sad franchise

  7. Outsiders think the Bill’s will take a step back this year. I don’t agree. The defense has been upgraded personnel wise and they have a year under their belts with the defensive scheme. The departure of Woods and Incognito will hurt more in the locker room leadership wise than on the playing field. The quarterbacks group of McCarron-Peterman (1 year experience)-Allen is > Taylor-Peterman-Webb.

  8. As I said before I think he got a raw deal in that game. Not all his fault. 3hr time change. First game not at home. And mid season thrown in for first game ever.

    I think this is a smart choice. If he isn’t ready it can mentally ruin his nfl confidence. I’m just so excited for this season though!!!

  9. “Outsiders think the Bill’s will take a step back this year. I don’t agree. The defense has been upgraded personnel wise and they have a year under their belts with the defensive scheme. The departure of Woods and Incognito will hurt more in the locker room leadership wise than on the playing field. The quarterbacks group of McCarron-Peterman (1 year experience)-Allen is > Taylor-Peterman-Webb.”

    The Bills put up statistical numbers of a 6-10 team last year. Defensive turnovers, a lack of offensive turnovers, luck, and a bad conference got them to 9-7 and a playoff appearance. I don’t think you can bank on any of those things again this season, much less all of them.
    The Bills could improve statistically and still finish with a worse record. I think it will be incredibly difficult to match last year’s record, much less improve upon it.

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