Bills QB Josh Allen admits frustration with early struggles: ‘I just want it so bad’

Since being drafted with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has been under the microscope. First, it was the critics doubting his ability to ever be an effective and efficient passer in the NFL. Then, after an MVP-caliber season in 2020, those critics argued that Allen would see significant regression this year, as opposing defenses would learn how to attack and defend Buffalo’s potent passing game. After signing a whopping $258 million contract extension during training camp, the bar for what would be considered a success for Josh Allen in 2021 was raised significantly. And through two weeks, Allen has been rather underwhelming. Allen’s struggles in the Bills’ Week 1 loss to the Steelers were largely attributed to the effectiveness of Pittsburgh’s pass rush. T.J. Watt and Cam Heyward terrorized Buffalo’s offensive line and Allen was under duress for most of the came. He completed 30-of-51 passes for 270 yards and one touchdown. The Bills rebounded in Week 2, dominating the Dolphins 35-0 in Miami, but despite the shutout victory over a division rival, Allen’s subpar play was one of the main takeaways from the game. Allen completed 17-of-33 passes for … Continue reading Bills QB Josh Allen admits frustration with early struggles: ‘I just want it so bad’