After a lot of back and forth, it looks like the Buffalo Bills have their plan for a quarterback on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.
Josh Allen has been working through a sprained foot following last Sunday’s overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and hasn’t practiced very much all week. That had some people wondering if Mitch Trubisky would end up getting the start. However, head coach Sean McDermott essentially closed the door on the discussion Friday by saying that Allen participated fully in practice and “should be ready to go” on Sunday.
Sean McDermott on @WGR550 says Josh Allen “should be ready to go” and that this point they plan on starting him Sunday. He’ll be full in practice today, per McDermott.
— Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) December 17, 2021
Presuming he does start, Allen’s consecutive games played streak will move to 52 games. He hasn’t missed a start since his rookie season.
The Bills are in desperate need of a spark. After a strong start to the season, they’ve lost four of their last six games and are struggling to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot. They’re counting on Allen, who has 3,524 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions, to get them back on track.
And based on the reaction from NFL people on social media, it sounds like everyone sees McDermott relying on Allen to essentially save the season.
Bills will get on track this week https://t.co/yvOCiXzkQ5
— OneOfAKind (@Mr102ClubTife) December 17, 2021
resilient king https://t.co/eziHRkq3Wo
— Matty Ice (@Matt_Berns_) December 17, 2021
Damn, that's good news. https://t.co/bDUysK5G8U
— Michael Turski (@turkdawg2) December 17, 2021
— Bills QB Watch (@BillsQBwatch) December 17, 2021
The Bills (7-6) are currently battling with four other 7-6 teams and the 6-6-1 Steelers for a Wild Card berth. Every game matters and if Josh Allen can lead them to victory on Sunday it will go a long way towards getting Buffalo back on track.