Josh Allen To Be Day 1 Starter For Buffalo Bills?

Dean Simpson
May 1, 2018

But they didn't rule it out, either. "I made a mistake and I just want them to know who I am, because once they get to know who I am, I think they're going to like what they see". "We have looked at Dez on tape, but I wouldn't take it any further and I don't know where that would go".

"But he's got a lot of catching up to do".

One key for the Bills was landing two top-end prospects at premium positions without mortgaging the future or giving away their surplus of picks.

When he was officially introduced Friday in Buffalo, Allen said he was considering whether to speak to the team. "Those guys are great".


Phillips will have a chance to develop in Buffalo on a defensive line that features two veteran starters in Kyle Williams and offseason free-agent addition Star Lotulelei. Smith figures to play inside with former first-round pick Leonard Floyd on the outside. The Bills shipped that and the 65 pick to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for the 16 and 154 selections.

Teller will be reunited with Virginia Tech teammate Tremaine Edmunds who the Bills drafted in the first round Thursday night.

"We earn things around here", McDermott said during a press conference after the first round. They can not start him just to start him if he isn't fully ready both physically and mentally. "We went back through all the tweets he's had since [he was] like 14 or 15".

Mel got the first three picks right and then got DJ Moore correct going to the Carolina Panthers.


Now, as Beane put it, Allen has to set the record straight with his new teammates.

"My goal is to help this team win football games, whether that's being the starter day one, game six, game ten, a year from now, two years from now, or just being a backup to AJ or Nate", the rookie told reporters. In fact, the mental side of it is the most important, because he needs to be able to have the game slow down for him a bit - because that's a natural thing in the National Football League - and he needs to be able to process defenses and see plays develop while on the field.

Allen, who Beane said will be the No. 3 quarterback behind A.J. McCarron and Nathan Peterman for now, said his timetable for clearing the air is "as soon as possible". "I'm going to continue to do that, continue to work on it, and continue to trust that process".


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