“Can’t do everything by himself,” Legendary QB Jim Kelly lambasts Bills offense, suggests to add elite RB to help Josh Allen
Jim Kelly attended a charity event earlier this week where he talked about Allen.
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The Buffalo Bills signed QB Josh Allen to a six-year $258 million contract in 2021 that will keep him with the franchise through 2028. Allen has shown promising potential in the NFL but has never led the Bills to the big game in 5 years. Last season, the Bills started as the favorites and ended up getting humiliated in the divisional round game by the Bengals.
The Bills’ offense just scored 10 points in the decisive game and Josh Allen got a lot of heat for that performance. But the primary issue with the Bills’ offense that night was the ground. The Buffalo-based football team just had 64 rushing yards in that game. For comparison, the Cincinnati Bengals had 172 rushing yards thanks to their running back Joe Mixon.
It seems to be the trend in Buffalo. Since their offense becomes so one-dimensional, it gets easier for their opponents to contain them. Allen never had an RB who registered 1000 rushing yards with the Bills during his tenure so far. In fact, during the 2022 season, Allen was the second-leading rusher for his team with 762 rushing yards. Their RB number 1 Devin Singletary registered just 57 more rushing yards than his quarterback which is certainly not a good thing for a football team.
Jim Kelly wants the Bills to surround Josh Allen with some offensive weapons
Amidst this situation, legendary QB Jim Kelly, who led the Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances suggests the franchise surround their QB Josh Allen with some running back help to take the pressure off of him.
“Josh can’t do everything by himself, and I hope they find a way to get a star running back,” Kelly said earlier this week at a charity event. “I always thought (Devin) Singletary was pretty good, I just didn’t think we used him enough. But you know what, when you’ve got a guy as good as Josh Allen, you tend to probably get a little greedy and want to use him more than you probably should.”
Since Josh Allen is a modern-day dual-threat quarterback the Bills essentially split the rushing game duties between him and another RB. But as Kelly mentioned, Allen can’t and shouldn’t do everything by himself.
The Bills just lost their No.1 RB Devin Singletary to the Houston Texans in free agency. But they are projected to add an elite running in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Allegedly, they are interested in drafting the Texans RB Bijan Robinson, who would immediately make the Bills a better team in the 2023 season.