The Buffalo Bills were a nice surprise last season, some people may even say a Cinderella story, but it’s been a long time coming, and it has the prints of Josh Allen all over it. The Bills have steadily been measuring up to NFL perennials, and their play last season, including a 13-3 season to win the AFC East. Four years into rebuild mode and the Bills are already challenging the Kansas City Chiefs and putting the league on notice. Coach McDermott believes there is still a gap between the two teams, with the Chiefs being the measuring stick for the Bills’ progress, but do not tell that to the players and the Bills mafia. It comes as no surprise that the NFL jersey sales in Western New York have been ticking up, the. Ills are fun to watch, hey are winning, and most importantly they are a young, growing team.
For all their success, the Bills know they have a long way to go in establishing themselves as a contender, not to talk of a powerhouse. All of that starts and ends with first and foremost keeping Josh Allen happy. The highest drafted player out of Wyoming, Allen has 6been on a steady rise to stardom in the league, one of the reasons those NFL jerseys have become a hot commodity in New York. Last season, Allen finished fourth in quarterback ratings, fifth in passing yards, broke multiple records for the Bills, and was second in MVP voting. The media did not give Allen and the Bills their due respect leading into the season, but were forced to eat their words as the Bills made a stellar run through the regular season and then gritted their way through to the AFC championship game where they fell to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bills and the Pegulas now have a tricky decision on their hands, extend Allen this upcoming season, or wait till the next, but at the risk of having his stock rise and teams tempting him away from the Bills. Owning a Josh Allen Jersey is causing stock sortages for lots of suppliers. Keeping quarterbacks around the league happy has been an arduous task for teams this past season, as players are beginning to revel in the powers of their stardom.
Another key piece to the Bills’ success, if they are to have any, will depend on Steffon Diggs. Easily a top five wide receiver in the league now and last season, Diggs was one of the reasons the Bills went deep into the postseason. His routes are pure magic, and his chemistry with Allen is undeniable. Diggs stayed back on the field last season to watch the Chiefs receive the Lamar Hunt trophy, soaking up the moment, which will definitely be fuel for next season. Diggs finished the season with 1,535 yards and 127 catches, the most un the NFL last season in both categories.
Bills mafia, the organisation and the players will no doubt be high in expectations going into next season but it is where the Bills want to be if you ask them.
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