The Buffalo Bills have undergone a few “tweaks” on the offense this offeason. With Josh Allen selected as the quarterback of the future in the 2018 NFL Draft not too long ago, this unit looks to form a new identity under Brian Daboll, who is also new to the team.
The only returning quarterback will be second-year man Nathan Peterman as last year’s starter Tyrod Taylor was dealt to the Cleveland Browns. The quarterback room isn’t the only thing that’s changed either. Though Cordy Glenn was injured most of last season, the trade that removed him from the team combines with the probable retirements of Eric Wood and Richie Incognito to form an exodus of offensive line talent. The receivers bring back Kelvin Benjamin and Zay Jones, and swapped out Jordan Matthews for Jeremy Kerley. LeSean McCoy was still great in 2017, but father time marches on, as he is wont to do.
With many new names and faces it’s hard to pinpoint what the offense will look like in 2018. This degree of uncertainty should lead to varying takes on the matter. For the Bills, the range of “takes” appears to encompass the entire range of possibilities.
Former Bills lineman and current media personality Ross Tucker doesn’t see a bright immediate future for the Bills offense. With that many groups at the bottom of the barrel, Tucker’s prediction doesn’t lack in pessimism.
“Tough to say this about my beloved Bills but as I just said to [ESPN reporter] Mike Rodak I think Bills QB, OL, & WR groups all in conversation for worst in the NFL. That’s rough,” tweeted Tucker.
Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne then responded to Tucker to point out that former NFL quarterback and current media personality Chris Simms has gone on record with a much more optimistic take. In fact, it’s pretty much the exact opposite end of the spectrum.
“[Chris Simms] told Pro Football Talk this morning that Josh Allen could win rookie of the year, in part, because of a strong supporting cast in Buffalo. A fun time of year,” said Dunne in a tweet response.
Well alright then. The truth is almost certainly in the middle, but which take do you think is closer to the truth?
Which view of the Bills offense do you think will be closer to the truth in 2018?
This poll is closed
Ross Tucker. They’ll be terrible in 2018 with bad outings at nearly every position
Chris Simms. They’ll come together to push Josh Allen toward rookie of the year