Kyle Allen

The other “Allen.” What the Steelers crowded QB room can gain from the Bills’ ex-QB


The Buffalo Bills will have a new backup quarterback next season as Josh Allen’s backup, Kyle Allen, has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  

Allen will backup newest Steelers additions Russell Wilson and Justin Fields who were signed and traded for respectively the past month. 

Last season for Buffalo, Allen did not attempt a pass and was only used toward the end in victory formation.

He performed solidly in the preseason for Buffalo.  Against the Bears, Allen led the Bills on three scoring drives, including a 29-yard TD pass to Tight End Quinton Morris in the 2nd quarter.

The Bills currently have replaced Allen with veteran quarterback Trubisky. 

Trubisky was the backup to Josh Allen during the 2021 season before playing for the Steelers in 2022 and 2023.   The Bills more than likely will sign a 3rd quarterback via free agency or as an undrafted free agent to round out the quarterback room for training camp. 

They typically only keep two quarterbacks on the active roster during the regular season.

A year prior, Kyle Allen had a 27 Pro Football Focus grade in his limited appearances with the Panthers, which included 2 touchdowns and four interceptions.

For Kyle Allen, he may be a strong chance of making the final 53 for the Steelers. 

Head coach Mike Tomlin has a tendency to have three quarterbacks on the active roster during their season.


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