Bills OC Brian Daboll likes Josh Allen’s growth physically and mentally
The bar has been set high for quarterback Josh Allen in his second professional season.
A year ago, Allen was seen less as a savior than an exceptionally raw project. Sure, the Bills had made him the seventh overall pick of the NFL draft, a spot that defined him as their long-term answer at quarterback. But there were still many more questions from a career at Wyoming where he displayed overwhelming arm strength but underwhelming accuracy.
Ahead of the next round of organized team activities on Tuesday, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll compared the Allen of last year and Allen of today. In doing so, Daboll stressed how much a second-year pro improves from his rookie year. Daboll is certainly believing Allen will be one of those.
The jump from year 1 to year 2 is huge for any player, but especially for quarterbacks. Daboll said Allen has done well in that department so far.
“He’s had a good offseason in Phase One and Phase Two,” Daboll said, via the Buffalo News. “And these first couple days [of the current OTA session], we’ve put him in a lot of different situations. We’ve done red zone already, we’ve done two-minute, we’ve done third down, we’ve done first down, we’ve done start of the game. … He’s grown mentally, physically, off the field, on the field, as a leader. And again, it’s a short time, we’ve only had [two] OTAs.”
The Bills made several additions to their receiving corps and offensive line this offseason in hopes is will bolster Allen’s development. So far, sounds like things are on the right track.