Bills rookie Josh Allen to enter training camp as No. 3 QB on depth chart
Since the Buffalo Bills moved up in the first round 0f this year’s draft to take former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, the team has been quite steady in their approach in bringing him along in the offseason workouts. There has been yet to be a starter declared for the upcoming season, but Allen has been utilized primarily playing with the third-team offense.
It appears that the Bills are coming to continue with his game plan heading into training camp next month with head coach Sean McDermott stating on Thursday morning that the 22-year-old will stay that course, according to Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.
#Bills HC Sean McDermott reiterated that the quarterback rotation will mainly be the same when they open up training camp: Peterman and McCarron alternating with the first unit and Josh Allen mainly with the third-team offense.
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) June 14, 2018
There has been no rush from the Bills to push Allen forward to garnering the starting job at this point in time as both offseason addition AJ McCarron and second-year quarterback Nathan Peterman have been in primary competition for the first-team snaps through the first few weeks of offseason workouts.
This isn’t to say that Buffalo hasn’t been encouraged with Allen’s performance on the practice, but rather that they are committed to bringing him along slowly at a pace that is more at ease to his learning curve. At the same time, his teammates have continued to voice praise in his direction for what he has shown on the practice field that had even Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy chime in raving about the Wyoming product.
There is much invested into Allen potentially taking over as the starter down the line, which the team looks to be taking the plan of thrusting him into that spot when he is ready to do so. These next few months ahead of the 2018 season could be crucial in helping him get more comfortable in the offense while further develop first before the Bills put that massive responsibility on his shoulders.