“If healthy, Josh Allen will start after our bye week. He’s been throwing and making progress but we’ll take it one day at a time,” McDermott said.
Matt Barkley had an impressive outing for the Bills on Sunday against the Jets, but it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to hear that they plan to move forward with Allen once he’s ready to go.
Allen, 22, was taken with the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft by the Bills. Allen agreed to a four-year, $21,265,508 contract with the Bills that includes a $13,545,824 signing bonus.
The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Bills to pick up in 2021.
In 2018, Allen has appeared in six games for the Bills and completed 54 percent of his passes for 832 to go along with two touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 155 yards and three touchdowns.