Josh Allen may not have started in this rookie showcase against Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns. That’s fine. But as the Buffalo Bills rotate their personnel, he’s up to bat. How will Buffalo’s rookie fare in direct comparison with the league’s number one overall pick tonight?
Allen spent the past week of practice lining up with Corey Coleman, Wyatt Teller, and Buffalo’s other second stringers. If he plays well with them tonight, he will make for a very difficult decision as Sean McDermott’s staff prepares for their next preseason game, traditionally the closest to a “real” game before the season begins, especially with how AJ McCarron played.
Will Allen hook up with Coleman on a deep ball? Can rookies like Teller and Ray-Ray McCloud III take additional strides with another solid preseason performance? Is Jason Croom, Khari Lee, or Logan Thomas going to play well enough to put Nick O’Leary in roster jeopardy? With the second string taking over, it’s time to find out.