Bills QB Josh Allen Recounts Adversities Faced During the Season
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen spoke to the media on Monday, less than 24 hours after the team’s season-ending loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional Round. Allen reflected on the highs and lows of his fifth NFL season, one that was filled with emotional moments but ultimately fell short of the team’s ultimate goal.
Allen Discusses the Impact of Elbow Injury on Performance
“I don’t want to just discredit everything that we did this year. There was a lot of positives that we saw throughout the year, a lot of adversity this team had been dealt,”
“I’m still proud of our team for how we handled some of those really adverse situations.”Allen shared.
Bills Players Reflect on the Emotional Toll of Season
Other players on the team, including wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, tight end Dawson Knox, and offensive lineman Rodger Saffold, also spoke about the emotional toll of the season and how it may have affected their performance in the playoff loss. Allen concurred with his teammates, saying,
“I can agree with that statement. I don’t know for me personally. But, again, you gotta play your best against really good teams, and we didn’t yesterday.”
Josh Allen’s Offseason Plan: Rest and Recovery for Elbow Injury
In addition, Allen shared more details about the elbow injury he sustained in Week 9 and how it affected him in the second half of the season. he said,
“There was a period obviously right after for a few weeks where it was pretty bothersome,”
“But again it didn’t affect me all that much. I just kind of felt like maybe I was trying to throw it a little differently mechanically, had to change a few things and got away a little bit from how I’m used to throwing the ball.”
Despite the injury, Allen never missed a game and was able to improve his performance over the last stretch of the regular season and into the Wild Card round. He stated that he will not need surgery in the offseason but will need rest and recovery to get his elbow back to 100%.