Modified April 22, 2020, 00:00 IST
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Fidler thinks “playmaker” Josh Allen will win a big 2020 for the Buffalo Bills if the NFL offseason is cut short by the coronavirus epidemic.
The NFL has basically spread COVID-19 compared to other leagues and competitions, as the bridge runs from September to February.
But with continued uncertainty about the future and when life will return to normal, there is a possibility that training camps may be altered, shortened or even canceled before the 2020 NFL campaign.
That would limit the amount of teams teams work with their own players and limit them to their opponent’s gameplanes, which Fiddler thinks will be beneficial to quarterbacks who have a tendency to drop out of scripts like Allen.
The Bills went 10-6 and with Allen making the playoffs as a starter in his second year, he threw for over 3,000 passing yards and threw for 20 touchdowns on nine interceptions.
– Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) November 28, 2019
Buffalo has since added a business to Stephen Diggs to promote Allen’s Accepted Corps, as the AFC was feeling bills with former firms after Taylor Brady was ousted from the New England Patriots.
“Getting Tom out of the division opens the gate a bit,” Federer Stats, who played 59 for the Dolphins between 2000 and 2004 and played for the New York Jets, told Performance.
“New England is still the team to beat [but] I think Buffalo definitely had some great success with Josh Allen coming.
“I think Allen’s style of play can be really useful with what’s going on right now, and he’s a playmaker, a guy who can make when a play breaks.
“I think guys like that are going to have a lot of success this year with a brief offseason – and the possibility of a brief preview, who knows what will happen.
“Of course, the guys who can make a crime out of making it work are going to make it a success, especially at the start of the year.”
The Patriots have won the AFC East in each of the past 4 seasons.