Bills QB Josh Allen ready to have a big second NFL season
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen had kind of a rough go of it during his rookie year, but some feel that he will take a big step forward in 2019.
“If you’re looking at the fact that this entire offensive line has four new starters, loaded backfield, Frank Gore, Devin Singletary, I think Josh Allen will omit those mistakes, I think he’ll have many more touchdowns than interceptions this year and he will grow the most,” said Kay Adams of NFL Network.
Allen, who played his collegiate football at the University of Wyoming, was originally selected by the Bills with the seventh overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.
He played in 12 games and made 11 starts for Buffalo during his rookie campaign, throwing for 2,074 yards, 10 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while completing just 52.8 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 67.9.
Allen did, however, make plenty of plays with his legs, as he rushed for 631 yards and eight scores, averaging 7.1 yards per carry.
Still, Buffalo is obviously hoping for more from Allen as a passer heading into this season.
The catch with Allen is that he was actually not all that productive in college, as he finished with just 1,812 yards, 16 touchdowns and six picks while completing 56.3 percent of his throws and registering a passer rating of 127.8 during his final season at Wyoming.
So, while the Bills are banking on his rocket arm to translate into NFL success, Allen has not yet shown that he is actually capable of being an NFL quarterback and has a long journey ahead of him.