The anticipation was palpable as the Buffalo Bills entered the 2023 season, widely touted as Super Bowl contenders.
However, their journey has taken an unexpected turn, with the latest setback occurring on Monday Night Football in Week 10 against the Denver Broncos.
The Bills faced a heartbreaking loss when Wil Lutz’s walk-off field goal secured victory for the Broncos.
A crucial factor leading to this defeat was quarterback Josh Allen’s underwhelming performance, marked by three turnovers – two interceptions and a lost fumble.
Struggling to find consistency throughout the season, Allen and his teammates have endured perplexing losses, including setbacks against the New York Jets in Week 1 and the New England Patriots in Week 7.
The recent loss to Denver only added to the mounting challenges for the Bills.
In an appearance on the Manningcast, reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs offered a blunt piece of advice to Allen.
Mahomes emphasized the need for Allen and the Bills to return to basics, stressing the importance of trusting in Allen’s inherent skills.
Reflecting on Allen’s resilience in the face of an elbow injury last year, Mahomes suggested that if current shortcomings are injury-related, the Bills must prioritize Allen’s health or strategically position him for success.
In a bold move to revitalize their campaign, the Bills made a significant change by parting ways with offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey.
While attributing all of Allen’s struggles to the coordinator would be unfair, the Bills are banking on this shake-up to inject new energy into the team.
Mahomes’ advice echoes a fundamental approach—Allen needs to trust himself and the skills that have consistently positioned him as an MVP candidate in recent seasons.
As the Bills navigate these challenges, the quarterback’s self-confidence may prove to be the catalyst for their resurgence.