Bills’ New WR Cole Beasley Says QB Josh Allen Doesn’t Deserve the Criticism

Cole Beasley. Photo by Shane Roper/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

There were many people who weren’t too happy with the way Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen played in his rookie season and are already calling him a “bust.” But if you ask Bill’s new wide receiver Cole Beasley, they just didn’t watch enough film on the young QB.

Beasley, who recently joined the Bills on a four-year, $29 million contract, recently  talked about Allen and said that the 22-year-old doesn’t deserve the criticism he receives.

“[I watched the] film. You can see it,” – Beasley said according to “It doesn’t matter what people say. You can tell what a guy’s about by watching him play. I’ve seen clips of him. I’ve seen him do things with his legs and the way he throws the ball. I just want to come here and help him as much as I can.”

According to Beasley, Allen was one of the reasons he chose the Bills in the first place.

“[He’s] a good dude,” – he added. “I love that [he was the first to call]. It’s just the willingness to get better and work. You always can get better no matter what stage you are in your career. I could tell and hear it through the phone that he was hungry and eager to get better. He wants to do this thing the right way and turn this thing around.”

Josh Allen, who was taken seventh overall by Buffalo in 2018 NFL Draft, started the last season as a backup to Nathan Peterman. He quickly assumed the starting QB position after Peterman was benched in Week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens when he posted 0.0 passer rating.

Allen ended up playing 12 games in his rookie season, showing big inconsistency but also flashes of his talent and amazing arm strength. He finished the year completing 52.8 percent of his passes for 2,074 yards and 10 touchdowns while adding 631 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns.