Former NFL wide receiver and FS1 Talk During a recent segment, analyst James Jones had a lot to say about the Buffalo Bills’ championship window and the franchise’s future. We have been hearing rumors about for some time Stefon Diggs is unhappy, and after Monday night’s loss and brother Trevon’s live tweet session, it looks like his days in Buffalo are numbered. Jones also mentioned that he thinks the Bills will move away from Allen as the team’s franchise center.
“I think Josh Allen will eventually be traded from the Buffalo Bills,” Jones said.
The Diggs part of this equation is totally on point. It feels like he’s on his way out, it’s just a matter of who wants him once the season ends, and there will be plenty of suitors. Allen, however, is a more 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 a talent at the position for the Bills to pass up. Sure, he leads the league in interceptions, but he’s also tied for the lead in touchdowns.
Trading Allen is most likely a move Buffalo will reflect on with regret. At 27, Allen still has many good, productive years ahead of him. Jones also mentions the organization possibly bringing in another head coach. Sean McDermott has been there since 2017 and the window with him at the front was slammed. It’s time to move on and bring in an offensive line coach to run the program for Allen.
With all the drama and lack of chemistry on offense, it’s time to make some changes. Diggs doesn’t want to be there anymore, from all indications. His brother wasn’t on social media to post those comments during the Bills-Broncos game for no reason. If Stefon wants out, the Bills should grant him his wish, get a few draft picks in return, and move on. Let McDermott leave on a new journey and bring in his replacement.
But this Allen trade talk is way too premature. Franchise QBs don’t come around often, unless you’re the Green Bay Packers, who went from Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers.
They finally find out what it’s like to worry about that position week to week. The Bills still have a team full of talent on both sides of the ball, and yes, some changes are needed, but not at their most important roster spot. It’s simply too soon to even consider trading Allen unless you have a sure thing to replace him.