Isaiah McKenzie: I’m getting open when Josh Allen needs me open

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After the Bills wrapped up their offseason program, wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie said that he wanted to develop the same kind of chemistry with quarterback Josh Allen that former teammate Cole Beasley had in recent seasons.

That effort appears to be going well. McKenzie’s work at training camp has earned good reviews for his work out of the slot receiver position once occupied by Beasley and he knows that his ability to find the right spots for Allen to find him will be essential to remaining in a prominent position on offense.

“That means I got to get open, you know, man-to-man coverage, zone, I got to be in the right position, in the right space,” McKenzie said, via the team’s website. “And I feel like that’s evolved. I’m getting open for him when he needs me open. I’m sitting in zone when he needs me to be there, and it’s been awesome so far.”

The Bills have a number of options at wideout this season, but McKenzie should remain at the top of the list if his ability to make plays for Allen in practice translates to game action.

8 responses to “Isaiah McKenzie: I’m getting open when Josh Allen needs me open

  1. That 2nd regular-season game against the Pats in December was a revelation. I didn’t see that coming from him, and it really showed that his ceiling can be higher.

    One thing that wasn’t a surprise was the effort. That guy works as hard as anyone.

  2. “Lil Dirty,” as he likes to be called, is going to have a breakout year this season. He is the longest tenured WR on the team and has been catching passes from Allen since they were with the 2nd team Josh’s rookie year. He is an absolute burner!

  3. I know everyone is talking about gabe davis this offseason, but McKenzie is the guy I am expecting to take a huge leap.

  4. He can get open but his QB will be running for his life from the retooled Patriots defense.

  5. Pats defense looks decidedly worse than last season. A few good DTs, bad ends, bad LBs, average DBs. Look to get trounced early and often.

  6. Sill Bills!

    I love that they drafted a punter when BB won’t even let them use him!

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