Bold Move: Buffalo Bills Consider Trading QB Josh Allen

Former NFL’s wide receiver, FS1 analyst James Jones said a lot during a recent segment about the Buffalo Bills’ championship window and the franchise’s future. It’s rumored for some time that Stefon Diggs is unhappy. After Monday night’s loss and brother Trevon’s live tweet session, his days in Buffalo seem numbered. Jones also mentioned that he thinks the Bills will move away from Allen as the team’s franchise centerpiece. Jones said, “I think Josh Allen will eventually be traded from the Buffalo Bills.”

The Diggs part is right on target. It feels like he’s on his way out. It’s just a matter of who wants him once the season ends. Allen is a complex situation for Buffalo. This franchise spent two decades trying to find a quarterback to fill the shoes of Jim Kelly.

Allen isn’t perfect, but he’s too good of a talent at the position for the Bills to give up on just yet. Sure, he leads the league in interceptions, but he’s also tied for the lead in touchdown passes. Trading Allen is most likely a move Buffalo would reflect on with regret. At 27, Allen still has plenty of good, productive years left ahead of him. Jones also mentions the organization possibly bringing in another head coach. Sean McDermott’s been there since 2017 and the window with him leading the way has been slammed shut. It’s time to move on and bring in an offensive coach running the show for Allen.

Because of all the drama and lack of chemistry on offense, it is time to make some changes. Diggs no longer wants to be there. If Stefon wants out, the Bills should grant him his wish, get some draft picks in return, and move on. But this talk about trading in Allen is far too premature. Franchise QBs don’t come along often, and the Bills still have a team full of talent on both sides of the ball. It’s simply too soon to even consider trading Allen unless you’ve got a sure thing lined up to replace him.