Entering year two, there are some big expectations surrounding Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. In his rookie campaign, Allen saw plenty of ups and downs, including posting a not-so-great 52.8% completion percentage. However, after his injury, the game seemed to slow down a bit for the Bills’ signal-caller and he finally started to look like an NFL quarterback.
The Bills’ organization, players and fans are all hoping that Allen can keep the momentum going from the end of last season, when his statistics over the last few games were significantly better than those that he played in before his injury. Free agency and the draft allowed the team to add some much-needed talent to the offensive side of the ball, which is why some believe Allen will be able to take a big leap in terms of productivity this year.
It’s still very early in the offseason, but reporters and other attendees who have seen Josh Allen during OTAs have mostly come away impressed.
Josh Allen slinging it around at OTAs pic.twitter.com/cFhC6mZhwi— Josh Reed (@4JoshReed) May 21, 2019
Josh Allen looked awfully sharp at Buffalo's first open practice of the spring. A long completion to Robert Foster and a touchdown to Zay Jones were the highlights.— Mark Ludwiczak (@marklud12) May 21, 2019
Was very fortunate to be invited to the Bills OTA, today. Josh Allen did not miss. Threw a 50-yard laser to John Brown during team period. They’re going to be good, guys.— Ty Harper (@theamricndream) May 23, 2019
Brian Daboll says Josh Allen has had grown a lot both on and off the field since last season ended, and even relies on his input for things they are doing. Says Allen has been really good with and for the young players/rookies.— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) May 28, 2019
Brian Daboll says there's been moments during OTAs he's told Josh Allen to call plays for offense. #Bills— Jon Scott (@JonScottTV) May 28, 2019
Josh Allen dropped some dimes during 7-on-7s #Bills @WKBW pic.twitter.com/JJ9VK21xHD— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) May 28, 2019
First play of team drills working fringe red zone, Josh Allen tossed a touchdown to John Brown. Good start to the afternoon for 17.— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) May 28, 2019
Two plays later, another touchdown from Josh Allen to Dawson Knox. Three plays, two touchdowns.— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) May 28, 2019
Josh Allen looks really sharp in team drills, hitting 5 of 6 passes and one was picked by Poyer but should’ve been caught by Knox. Great start for him. #Bills— Andy Young (@AndyYoungTV) May 28, 2019
WARNING: don’t get too excited but it’s OK to feel good — Josh Allen has looked really good out here again today. Carved up the defense in the first red zone series. Three plays, all completions, two touchdowns....— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) May 28, 2019
We interrupt your regularly scheduled tweets to inform you that Josh Allen is having himself a damn good day at practice.— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) May 28, 2019
Take it with a grain of salt because it’s just spring practices, but Josh Allen has been even better on the practice field today. Maybe his best practice as a Bill that we’ve seen. https://t.co/4T5LKtmAll— Mark Ludwiczak (@marklud12) May 28, 2019
Josh Allen with a crazy good touchdown (on a slant between two defenders) to Zay Jones. Three of us on the sidelines just turned to each other shaking our heads in unison. He’s having a great day.— Mark Ludwiczak (@marklud12) May 28, 2019
Allen completes a pass to Zay but immediately jogs over to Dawson Knox and explains how he wants the tight end to run his route flatter. Allen continues showing leadership— Josh Reed (@4JoshReed) May 28, 2019
For those interested: During team drills I charted Josh Allen as 12-16 with 3 touchdowns and two interceptions. Bills were working on the fringe red zone for most of practice. Allen taking some chances with the ball, and this is as good a time as any to do that.— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) May 28, 2019
#Bills WR Zay Jones was asked about the growth he's seen in QB Josh Allen entering his second season. I enjoyed his answer and the specific example he gave @WKBW pic.twitter.com/awehRQQPH9— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) May 28, 2019
Just so you all know it’s not just me today. 17 has been .... https://t.co/vlSfCqPuWN— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) May 28, 2019