The Future: Josh Allen & Brandon Beane

Inside The Buffalo Huddle

When a general manager drafts a quarterback, they typically sink or swim together. Brandon Beane decided Josh Allen was the long-term answer for the Bills.  The GM sounds pleased with the progress he’s seen.

“He seems calmer in the play and in between the play,” General Manager Brandon Beane said.  “That’s what I’m most impressed with… he’s calm and cool and that’s what you’re looking for looking for in your leaders and your quarterback.”

“I went back and watched the Miami game a few days ago and he looks like a different player than he was two or three games ago, which is important, which is good,” added head coach Sean McDermott.  “Just the way the game’s slowing down for him, there’s going to be things that defenses do that he hasn’t seen, but he’s really, in my mind, determined on improving every week. “

On area that needs improvement is Allen’s completion percentage.  Heading into the Patriots game it’s 52.2 percent, which is worse than the other four rookie quarterback taken in the first round. His offensive coordinator doesn’t believe it’s not a concern.

“At the end of the day the quarterback really needs to be judged on leading this team down to score points and taking care of the football, giving us an opportunity for us to have success,” said offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.  “We’ll just keep on working on really all of the completion percentage, the third down throws, the red zone throws, the scrambles the staying in the pocket, that’s all part of it. The most important thing is that letter at the end of the day.”

“I have to do a better job of completing the ball when it’s there,” Allen said.  “Obviously, there’s throwaways and different situations that you’re in that maybe can decrease that and can lie, but I’m not really focused on that. I’m focused on winning football gems, moving the chains on third down, and like I said, putting the ball in the endzone.”

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