Cole Beasley details Josh Allen’s improvement as a passer.
The Buffalo Bills have long had a reputation as one of the bottom-feeders of the NFL.
From 1999-2017, the Bills did not make the playoffs once, which was the longest active playoff drought in the league when they finally snapped it. And even though they have snapped their long playoff drought, they still have not won a playoff game since 1995.
Despite Buffalo’s woes in the past, they seem to be on their way up with young quarterback Josh Allen under center.
Allen was drafted out of the University of Wyoming with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He started in 11 games during his rookie season and showed off his great running ability and his rocket of an arm.
Despite his raw talent, he struggled with accuracy, and by the end of his rookie campaign he threw 12 interceptions compared to just 10 touchdowns.
Allen then started in 16 games last season where he showed improvement, raising his completion percentage from 52.8 percent to 58.8 percent. But he still threw nine interceptions during the season, including three in a single game during a loss to the Patriots in Week 4.
Despite Allen’s accuracy struggles, Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley revealed that he has improved as a passer from last year.
Cole Beasley says Josh Allen is throwing receivers open
Beasley said that Allen is more confident in his passing ability and is attempting passes that he wouldn’t have a year ago. Beasley also said that Allen is beginning to throw receivers open.
Allen being more confident in his throwing ability, along with being more in sync with his receivers, will certainly come as welcome news to the team and their fans, especially since the Bills are entering this season with wide receiver Stefon Diggs on their roster.
It also doesn’t hurt given that the Bills have a golden opportunity to win the AFC East with Tom Brady no longer there to hand them two losses each season.