Bills legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly believes that Buffalo needs to get more talent in the running back room to help star quarterback Josh Allen.
“Josh can’t do everything by himself, and I hope they find a way to get a star running back,” Kelly told News 10 NBC Rochester.
The Bills have great belief in young running back James Cook, and added former Patriots running back Damien Harris in free agency to help ease the loss of running back Devin Singletary, who left in free agency to join the Texans.
“I always thought Singletary was pretty good. I just didn’t think we used him enough,” Kelly said.
Singletary was the team’s leading rusher in all four seasons with the Bills, so replacing him won’t be easy. However, if Cook lives up to the player that Buffalo personnel believes he could be, mixed in with an effective Harris, the running game should be just fine for the Bills.
However, if Buffalo wants to add more star power to the room, the team could pursue a back like Ezekiel Elliott, who was released by the Cowboys after his worst statistical season with the team last season. However, Elliott would likely be seeking significant money, and he appears to be past his prime that saw him become one of the league’s top running backs for a long stretch over the last decade.
Perhaps the answers are already in the room for the Bills, but Kelly believes that more can be done at running back for Allen to benefit the team’s offense both now and in the future.