Josh Allen in playoff loss to Bengals. Josh Allen walks off the field after throwing an interception late in the Bills’ loss to the Bengals in the AFC divisional playoff game. Syndication Democrat And Chronicle

The Buffalo Bills have continuously been turned away in the postseason in recent years despite the excellent play of star quarterback Josh Allen. Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly seems to believe that this is due to a lack of talent around him.

Kelly discussed the team’s outlook ahead of the 2023-24 season on Thursday. While he seems optimistic, he detailed that the Bills need to take some of the heavy workload off of Allen with a strong running game.

“Josh can’t do everything by himself,” Kelly told Jackson Roberts of News10NBC in Rochester, New York. “I hope they find a way to get a star running back. I always thought (Devin) Singletary was pretty good, I just didn’t think they used him enough.

“When you have a guy as good as Josh Allen, you tend to get a little greedy and want to use him more than you probably should. I just hope we get that running game going to take some of the pressure off him.”

Kelly certainly seems to have a very fair gripe that many Bills fans may agree with. Devin Singletary had just the 30th most rushing attempts in football last season. Allen meanwhile had the third most rush attempts amongst quarterbacks behind Justin Fields and Jalen Hurts.

Allen finished the regular season last year with 5,045 all-purpose yards. While this is great for fantasy football players, it may not translate to winning football.

As Kelly alluded to, Singletary is no longer with the team after signing with the Houston Texans this offseason. They now have a combination of James Cook and former New England Patriots running back Damien Harris in their backfield.

Hopefully, they can find an answer with one or both of those running back to help take some of the massive responsibility that Allen has on him.

[Jackson Roberts on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.