One of the most exciting aspects of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s dominating performance with the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1 was his versatility. Allen went 26 of 32 for 297 yards with three passing touchdowns while rushing for 56 yards with 10 carries and a rushing touchdown.
While it’s impressive to be a true double threat quarterback, watching the team’s $258 million star run the ball and constantly position himself to take a hit is one for everyone nerve-wracking experience – except for Allen.
Bills Running Back Devin Singletary told reporters after the Bills’ 31-10 win over the Rams, how Allen is dealing with getting hit and it’s almost insane.
“He laughed,” Singletary said. “He laughed every time. I wish you could have seen it from my point of view.”
Learning to literally laugh in the face of Allen Rams defensive stars like Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey must be unnerving for Bills’ upcoming opponents. Especially since the 6-foot-5, 237-pound quarterback isn’t afraid to play defense himself. Allen equalized with a stiff arm for Rams safety Nick Scott to rush six yards for a first down during the opening drive of the second half.
Singletary said of Allen planting Scott: “While he’s doing it, he’s laughing. That will only piss you off even more. I heard some f-bombs (from the Rams), they weren’t too happy about it. But it is what it is… they have to deal with it.”
Allen downplayed the hype about his stiff arm. “I’m just trying to play for the team, just doing what I can to try to finish first,” he said said after the game “That’s it. You know guys appreciate that. i play hard I want to win games no matter how I can do it.”
Singletary had a strong performance against the Rams
Singletary continued to cement his role as the Bills’ RB1 during the team’s season opener. Not only did he run for 48 yards on eight attempts, averaging six yards per carry, but he also rushed for 14 yards on two receptions, being the only running back not to fumble.
While Zach Moss finished the game as the team’s second-best rusher with six carries and six targets, it was Allen who placed third in rushing yards. Unfortunately, the Bills’ second-round pick of the 2022 NFL draft, James Cook, got off to a bad start during his first pro game and fumbled with his first-ever carry, after which he was no longer a factor in the team’s offense.
However, there is hope that Cook will turn things around. Bill’s head coach Sean McDermott said during post-game press: “We’re trying to allow the player to reset and then come back out. I thought (Running Backs) Coach (Kelly) Skipper did a good job allowing that time. Then James was back out there for a few…plays through the rest of the game, I think. I think that’s better than a player not having to go back out there and then sleep on it and not have a chance to somehow fix the mistake, if you will. I think that’s something he will learn from and needs to learn from. This allows us to do a better job overall, including as a team.”
Singletary is one of several players seeking a contract extension this season
The 25-year-old singletary wants to make a statement this season as the Bills’ former third-round pick from the 2019 NFL draft is one of several key players with an expiring contract, a list that includes All-Pro safety pro Jordan Poyer ( 31) belongs, and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, 24.
Bill’s general manager Brandon Beane has some tough decisions to make ahead of next season, especially since quarterback Josh Allen’s salary is capped at $39.7 million per year in 2023 spotrac.comthe new extension by Stefon Diggs comes with an approximate $20.3 million hit, and from Miller’s deal exhausted another $18.7 million.
The Bills acquired Ed Oliver’s fifth-year option in April, which pinned the 24-year-old defensive tackle during the 2023 NFL season and came with one 7 million dollars salary increase. And then, a day before the season opener, team tight end Dawson Knox was offered a four-year, $53 million extension.
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