Jun 12, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) throws a pass during minicamp at the ADPRO Sports Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
- Pass Game Supporting Cast – Tier 4
- Overall Team Supporting Cast – Tier 2
[Editor’s note: The Supporting Cast metrics measure performance of players other than the quarterback, utilizing PFF grades and clustering analysis to group them into tiers from best (Tier 1) to worst (Tier 4). Passing Game Supporting Cast is indicative of supporting players contributing more to passing stats while Overall Team Supporting Cast includes other portions of team performance as well. For more information on support cast rankings, listen in weekly to the PFF Forecast podcast.]
Although the Buffalo Bills made the playoffs in 2017, their situation at quarterback leading into training camp remains a mystery.
Three months ago, Buffalo traded up from the 12th overall pick to Pick No. 7 to snag their expected quarterback of the future while expending two second-round picks in the process. Fast forward to today, as training camp is about to open and Wyoming product, Josh Allen isn’t being handed the keys to the franchise just yet. Even with the departure of Tyrod Taylor and the abandonment of the Nathan Peterman campaign, A.J. McCarron was an offseason addition that surprised some as he will likely hold down the quarterback position until Buffalo deems Allen ready.
Taylor, who threw for a 72.9 percent adjusted completion percentage, ranked 15th in the category a season ago. Allen ranked 74th at 66.5 percent during his final season at Wyoming, arguably his most glaring issue coming out of college. McCarron only saw 15 dropbacks last season as he sat behind Andy Dalton for four seasons in Cincinnati.
The quarterback position is the most valuable asset on the field, and Allen will be the talk of training camp, but there are many other captivating camp storylines in upstate New York.
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