Josh Allen expects Stefon Diggs addition to give John Brown, Cole Beasley more catches
The Buffalo Bills were able to acquire Stefon Diggs in a blockbuster trade this offseason, prompting some to believe that John Brown and Cole Beasley will see fewer targets in 2020. On the contrary, Josh Allen believes that Diggs will actually give more opportunities to Brown and Beasley next season:
“I think this is going to give them an opportunity to have more chances to catch the ball,” he said on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “They had career years and everybody talking about the addition of Stefon Diggs will hurt their value. I think it’s the other way around. John was a 1,000-yard receiver last year. Man-to-man, he’s extremely tough to cover. Cole, on the inside, if you put a nickel on him, he’s a tough cover in man-to-man.
A season ago, Brown was able to corral a career-best 72 receptions for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns in his first season with the Bills. On the other hand, Beasley would record 67 catches for 778 yards and six touchdowns in his debut season in Buffalo.
While Diggs is going to be the No. 1 target for Allen, the Pro Bowl wideout could open things up for the rest of the offense.
Throughout the past two offseasons, the Bills have done a splendid job surrounding Allen with viable weapons in the passing game. The third-year quarterback is thankful for GM Brandon Beane’s efforts to put him in the best position to succeed:
“I appreciate what Brandon Beane has been doing by putting these guys around me. Now it’s up to us to go out on the field and execute and put the plan together.”
Despite the options he’ll have in the aerial attack, Buffalo’s success on offense rests on the shoulders of Allen.