The Buffalo Bills will be getting Josh Allen back this week and the rookie has some extra motivation in the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Week 12 provides Buffalo Bills fans with a rematch of last year’s postseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Only things are a bit different this time around.
Both the Bills and the Jaguars enter the game with records of 3-7, although the season is arguably more disappointing for the latter. At least the Bills weren’t hyped up as potential Super Bowl contenders.
Allen was the focus of some rude comments from Jalen Ramsey before the season began, back when the Jaguars were still being cocky. Oh how things change.
Here is what Ramsey had to say about Allen in an interview with GQ earlier this year:
"“I think Allen is trash,” Ramsey said in the story. “I don’t care what nobody say. He’s trash. And it’s gonna show, too. That’s a stupid draft pick to me. We play them this year, and I’m excited as hell. I hope he’s their starting quarterback.”"
Ramsey has stuck by his comments, even after his team’s rough start to the season.
Allen never responded with anger and has been professional about the situation. He is a smart kid and knows there is no point to engage with this talk. He can just prove himself on the field.
He is also only a rookie, so being too critical of him now is a bit premature.
Allen should already be motivated by the fact he is back on the field after sitting out with an injury while his team slid to 3-7.
Being asked about Ramsey’s comments both at the start of the season and now should only add some motivation for him and his teammates. Now it is up to those around him on offense to step up and help out their young quarterback.