The Buffalo Bills have been the class of the AFC east for the last three seasons, but the division is expected to be much more competitive this upcoming season due to moves that the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and New England Patriots have made. Josh Allen was asked about the perception that the rest of the division is catching up to the Bills, and he said it is not anything he is worried about.
“One thing I do know is it's hard to win in this league, it's hard to win consistently in this league,” Josh Allen said, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “But the type of men that we have in this facility, in this locker room, it's a special group. So I don't really hear all that outside noise. I know the type of guys that we have, the energy and the juice that we can bring and how special this team can be.”
The Bills came into the 2022 season as the favorite to win the Super Bowl, and that was a year after establishing themselves as Super Bowl contenders, narrowly losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round.
The Bills are bringing back much of the same roster that had the team in contention for the last couple of seasons, but it seems that fans around the league are losing a bit of faith in them, with some predicting them to lose out on the AFC East title to one of the Dolphins, Jets or Patriots.
For now, it does not seem as if Allen is worried about that. The Bills will have a chance to make a statement to the league on the road against the Jets on Monday Night Football in week 1.