Josh Allen secured the bag earlier in the month with a mega-extension others will shoot to surpass in the coming years. And because Allen is the Bills’ most valuable and important player, the team figures to exercise extreme caution in rolling him out ahead of the season.
In other words, you shouldn’t be surprised to see news that Allen won’t play against the Bears in Saturday’s preseason game. I mean, if I saw Akiem Hicks and Khalil Mack across the line of scrimmage from me, I’d have second thoughts, too. But more than that, Allen sitting this one out means the obvious:
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 19, 2021
If things go to plan, it’ll be Mitchell Trubisky against the defense that did so much heavy lifting on his behalf over the last four years at Soldier Field. As far as preseason games go, the storyline here just can’t be topped. Sure, we can take the easy angle and pitch the matchup as Trubisky going up against Justin Fields. There is no denying the coolness of that dynamic. But let’s be real, the juiciest matchup is Trubisky lining up against Mack, Hicks, Roquan Smith, Eddie Jackson, and others.
Oh … and Andy Dalton will be there, too:
Matt Nagy says Andy Dalton will play at least a quarter and a half Saturday.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) August 19, 2021