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Jim Kelly: 'I hope they find a way to get a star running back' to help Allen

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly believes the Buffalo Bills can provide quarterback Josh Allen with better backfield help.

"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's Jackson Roberts this week.

The Bills have not had a 1,000-yard rusher since Allen entered the league as the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Running back Devin Singletary's 870 yards in 2021 are the most any player has had for Buffalo with Allen at the helm, and Singletary signed with the Houston Texans in free agency.

"I always thought Singletary was pretty good, I just didn't think (Buffalo) used him enough," Kelly added.

Despite the lack of a star running mate, Allen has been great on the ground. The 26-year-old has eclipsed 420 yards and six touchdowns every year, including back-to-back seasons with over 760 yards.

"When you've got a guy as good as Josh Allen, you tend to probably get a little greedy," Kelly said. "You want to use him more than you probably should, but (offensive coordinator) Ken Dorsey is doing a great job."

Buffalo's projected backfield is expected to feature a combination of former New England Patriots runner Damien Harris, who arrived via free agency, and James Cook, the team's second-round pick in last year's draft.

"I just hope that I would get that running game going to take some of the pressure off him," said Kelly.

The Bills could still add to their running back room before the season starts. Free agents like Ezekiel Elliott and Leonard Fournette are unsigned, and they could use one of their six draft picks to select a back.

Jim Kelly: 'I hope they find a way to get a star running back' to help Allen
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