Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says he understands the skepticism that's surrounding their starting quarterback Josh Allen but he also sees the effort the 24-year-old is putting on the practice field. The Bills have one of the best and most complete rosters in the NFL and the question is now can they make a deep push in the playoffs and potentially win a Super Bowl.
Allen, the seventh overall pick of the 2018 NFL draft, has had problems with inaccurate passes so far in his short career and at times he had been careless with the ball. "Well, I think that's understandable," McDermott said of people who doubt Allen, per the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, as quoted on CBS Sports.
"Until you're able to silence that, it's going to continue to come up. I think at the end of the day Josh wants to prove himself inside the building first and I think he continues to do that and show his teammates who he is and what he's capable of."
Coach McDermott optimistic Allen will become a better player
"I've been around some quarterbacks who started off very much like Josh has and developed and played at a high level," McDermott.
"Obviously we felt like we unearthed a lot of who he was going through the draft process, but until you're around people multiple years you really don't know him as well as you want to. And so now in year three, just seeing him grow as a young man on and off the field has been fun to watch.
We're encouraged by Josh's development and the time he put in when he was away from us every offseason including this offseason. He's worked on his game and he continues to polish his game and get on the same page with his receivers over the last couple of weeks now." Meanwhile, new Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers wants to find himself again and be a productive quarterback.
Rivers, the fourth overall pick of the 2004 NFL draft, split with the Los Angeles Chargers after a disappointing 2019 season and changed teams for the first time in his career. "I think the biggest thing for me is to be myself,” Rivers said, via the team’s website.
“But also, find that sweet spot again, from aggressiveness to stupid, and know what kind of game it is and how the whole thing’s coming together, and certainly have done that throughout my career in different years and different times, and don’t see any reason why I can’t do that again”.