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Buffalo Bills – Process or Problem: Quarterback and Running Back



Rico is back for season four of Buffalo Bills ‘Process or Problem’, and he’s here to take on the quarterback and running back positions. The Buffalo Bills need a backup quarterback badly, though we hope they never really take the field. The overall roster is only missing an impact player or two, but returning a whole competing squad means we don’t urgently need to fill those holes. Running back is one of them.

Stadium News (4:00)

With all the new stadium news coming out, Rico took us through how the funding breaks down, and what to expect from the official announcement. Details for capacity, features, and the timeline for completion are all laid out.

Process or Problem: Quarterback (7:35)

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We have our guy, no doubt about that. Josh Allen is elite, both passing and rushing with unbelievable effectiveness. Josh isn’t just part of the process, he is the process. But, who backs him up? Mitch Trubisky was a great backup, boasting a similar skillset to Josh and able to run the same offense, though less effectively. Unfortunately for us, he will find a starting job and significant paycheck somewhere else this offseason. With both Jake Fromm and Davis Webb in New Jersey with Brian Daboll, the position is open. Who could we get? Rico goes over three viable options: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Marcus Mariota, and Tyrod Taylor.

Process or Problem: Running Backs (29:35)

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Devin Singletary was under-utilized to begin the season, but he earned his snaps and became the main back over time. This transition showed us that the Buffalo Bills had a change in run game philosophy, which may stick as the 2022 season begins. He’s part of our future at the moment, but who joins him in the running back room in September? There are a few options, both on the roster and outside it. Zack Moss saw a steep dropoff last season, but with Aaron Kromer coming in to revamp our offensive line, he likely still has a lot to offer.

Still, Moss is in for a tough competition. Multiple players from outside the team will be considered, and we’ll name a few. Raheem Mostert is a quality back, and will be cheaper due to his injury concerns. Marlon Mack is a little pricier, but gives the room a definitive upgrade. The most controversial option is probably Saquon Barkley. It would be hard to manage, but this offense might just be unstoppable with him in the lineup. An elite quarterback and a great supporting cast is just one running back away from being the undisputed best offense in the NFL.

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One of the owners The Sports Wave, and a Journalist at Buffalo Fanatics, I'm an English immigrant living in Canada. A huge Buffalo Bills fan, I also love my Boston Celtics, Toronto Blue Jays, and Queens Park Rangers.