The Facts: Allen enters 2019 as the central figure in the Bills narrative. After consistent improvement in his 11 starts during his rookie campaign, the Bills look to Allen not just to pick up where he left off but take big steps forward as a franchise quarterback. For his part, last year’s first round draft pick sees a Bills team getting better and more cohesive this spring. Allen also says he has had more time in the last few months to work closely with OC Brian Daboll on the finer points of the Bills offense. “Last year, I don’t think I did enough, with everything going on – first year in the NFL and a lot of people pulling you in different directions,” he said. “This year, I sat down with (Daboll) and went over what I like, what I didn’t like. And he’s trusting me in that mindset. If there’s a play that he wants to call, and I don’t like it, he’s not going to call it. So, it’s developing that trust.”
Diehards Line: Tailoring the offense to Allen goes along with a slew of additions to the offensive side of the ball this offseason as things the Bills have done to try to set the quarterback up for more success in his second season. Whether he takes those strides will go a long way toward determining how the team fares in 2019. Part of that will be getting in sync with new wideouts John Brown and Cole Beasley as well as build on his chemistry with Robert Foster and Zay Jones. With his big arm and the high-end rushing ability he demonstrated last season, fantasy owners will be eager to see how he progresses this fall.