1. New York Jets
Automatically, the Jets seem like a good fit because Allen can sit behind Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater, who are both on one-year deals with the team. Now, this also poses a concern because the number of first-team reps that Allen will get in practice will be extremely limited if he is the third-string quarterback. Now, the Jets have very little guaranteed money tied up with Bridgewater so he could be cut, letting Allen take the second string role.
Receiver wise, the Jets seem like a good fit to let Allen unleash his cannon. Last year’s leading receiver, Robby Anderson, ran a route of at least 30 yards every game last season, until Bryce Petty became the starting quarterback. He also averaged 12.8 air yards per target last season, which is greater than Ted Ginn Jr. and Taylor Gabriel. Combining this with the fact that he was ninth in average separation from corners last year, say he’ll be open down the field for Allen.
Having Quincy Enunwa won’t hurt either. Although he missed last season, in the three games he had tracked in 2016, he had two catches where the ball traveled 30+ yards in the air. New addition Terrelle Pryor also has a very diverse route tree, including many 40+ yard routes.
While the Jets will provide Allen with receivers who can catch deep passes, and get open deep. At the same time, Jermaine Kearse gives him a high level pass catcher who ran run intermediate routes well. All of the four receivers can run any route asked of them, and three of them have a strong ability to go deep.
Allen can sit for a year if needed, with four receivers who can get open deep, the Jets are the best place for him.