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Billieve: State of the QBs, Josh Allen’s development (Part 1)

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On the latest episode of the Billieve Podcast, host John Boccacino and co-host Jamie D’Amico continue with their in-depth offseason positional breakdowns, focusing on the state of the quarterbacks.

In the first of multiple podcasts assessing the play of the quarterbacks in 2019, we take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly from Josh Allen in his second year as Buffalo’s starting quarterback, a year where Allen showed growth across the board and guided the Buffalo Bills to their second playoff appearance in three years.

We will go more in-depth on the topic in next week’s podcast, focusing on what the advanced statistics have to say about Allen’s maturation and development. But in this first episode, we view Allen’s season through the standard eyeball test, which tells us there was much to like from Allen in 2019: his efficiency as a third-down passer, his penchant for converting drives into touchdowns inside the red zone, and his huge improvements in both completion percentage and interceptions thrown.

Conversely, Allen still has plenty of room for improvement, including in his accuracy on deep passes and his ability to escape the pass rush.

We also discuss Matt Barkley’s role on the team—should the Bills bring him back as Allen’s backup or pursue a veteran this offseason?—and assign a grade to the quarterback room.

Check out our podcast for our thoughts on these topics!

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