As the Buffalo Bills enter the offseason, they do so with a heavy heart after a season-ending loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. The loss was especially tough for quarterback Josh Allen, who battled through an elbow injury that kept him out of the team’s final two regular-season games and limited him in the playoffs.
Despite the injury, Allen managed to lead the Bills to their first AFC Championship Game appearance in 25 years, and he finished the season with 4,544 passing yards, 37 touchdowns, and a career-high 69.2 completion percentage. He also rushed for 421 yards and eight touchdowns.
Though the loss to the Chiefs was a disappointment, Allen is proud of the Bills’ accomplishments this season.
“We made history this year,” Allen said after the game. “We’re not satisfied with the outcome, but we’ll use this as motivation for the future. I’m proud of the way we fought and the way we came together as a team.”
The Bills’ success this season was due in large part to Allen’s leadership. Despite his injury, Allen was able to rally his team to a 13-3 record and a division title. He also set a franchise record for passing yards in a single season and was named to his first Pro Bowl.
Allen’s leadership was also evident off the field. He was a vocal supporter of social justice initiatives and was a leader in the locker room.
“I want to thank my teammates for their continued support,” Allen said. “It’s been an honor to lead this team and I’m proud of the way we fought this season.”
Though the Bills’ season ended in disappointment, Allen and the Bills have plenty to be proud of. They made history this season and will look to build on their success in the 2022-23 season. Allen will remember this season fondly and use it as motivation to reach even greater heights in the future.