"If healthy, Josh Allen will start after our bye week. He's been throwing and making progress but we'll take it one day at a time," McDermott said.
Allen has missed the past four games after suffering an elbow injury in Week 6. The No. 7 overall pick got in limited reps at practice last week, but Buffalo rightly allowed the rookie another week of rest before the team's bye.
The move back to Allen is about getting reps for the young first-round pick, not a reflection of Barkley, McDermott said. Coming into the NFL a raw product, Allen needs to gain as much experience as possible heading into his second season.