Last season was a down year for starting back LeSean McCoy, with career-lows in total rushing yards (514) and average yards per attempt (3.2).
With McCoy rushing for over 1000 yards the previous two seasons, his dip in production hit the team hard and the Bills decided to bolster their rushing group with the signing of veteran back Frank Gore.
Gore, certain to be a consideration for Canton, is entering the twilight of his career but will provide the Bills with some solid support in the backfield after an impressive 722 yard showing for the Miami Dolphins last season.
If McCoy is able to improve his totals from last year and have Gore supporting with another few hundred yards, the Buffalo Bills should have far more success – especially given the flexibility of Allen under center.
The Bills have also retained Chris Ivory as the team’s third option, with the 30-year-old being a decent option on short-yardage situations and as a rotational player between McCoy and Gore.
The addition of Gore should help the Bills greatly, but their collective ages mean that it won’t likely last forever and the team may need to look into addressing the group’s long-term future through the draft.