The 2022 season featured plenty of ups and downs for the Buffalo Bills, specifically when it came to quarterback Josh Allen.
While Allen arguably still remains one of the top five quarterbacks in football, his play dipped a little last year. It was not as consistent as we were used to seeing. Now, we could blame some of that on the injury he sustained and played through.
We could blame some of that on the poor offensive line play, as well. Both excuses would be justified. But, if you ask general manager Brandon Beane, there can also be some blame put on Allen himself; which is again, justified.
Beane expressed his concern with Allen’s play in 2022, specifically when it came to his red zone turnovers.
“Josh had a really good year overall. Probably had some where he was careless with the ball. That happens, though,” Beane said. “We know who Josh is and he always believes there’s a play to be made and a lot of time he makes them. We always try to remind ourselves that you can’t get onto him because look at home many times he does make a play. This year more than others he did have some red zone turnovers, we have to look at why that happened.”
Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane believes Josh Allen has a plan in place for turning things around next year
Beane went on to say that he believes Allen has “a good plan” for the offseason, per ProFootballTalk. The Bills GM thinks Allen will come back determined to prove a lot in 2023.
Last year, Allen led the NFL in turnovers with a whopping 19, good for over one per game. Now, he still threw for 4,283 yards and 35 touchdowns. He also rushed for 762 yards and seven touchdowns, accounting for a total of 42 scores.
Those are MVP-like numbers, for sure. But, it’s the turnovers that are cause for concern. Turnovers happened often in the red zone, too, which is the one place you can ill-afford to cough up the football.
The Bills have a few areas to fix this offseason, such as adding talent along the offensive line, revamping wide receiver and maybe adding a couple of pieces on defense. But, if they want to get serious about a Super Bowl run in 2023, then Beane is right.
Allen has to fix those turnovers if Buffalo is going to take the next step.