Josh Allen and the Bills started the season favorites to go to the Super Bowl. That's not going to happen.
Allen also started the season as the favorite to win league MVP. That's not going to happen either, as Patrick Mahomes is expected to win, but Allen is a finalist for the award.
So what do the Bills want from Allen next season?
It's less of something he did.
"Last season, he actually made his biggest jump with taking less hits," general manager Brandon Beane said. "I think this year, there were some times in some games where he felt, for whatever reason, maybe we weren't rolling the way we wanted to in the passing game, and he's like, 'I'm going to put it in my hand.'"
"He's got to trust our playmakers, and our playmakers have to make plays," Beane continued. "If they're doing that and he's doing his part, then hopefully he feels less obligation that he's got to tuck it and run it."
And he needs to slide also.
Meanwhile, Bills coach Sean McDermott is a finalist for NFL Coach of the Year, though he's not expected to win. It's expected to go to former Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll of the Giants.
McDermott's team won 13 games in the regular season, and he guided the Bills through a series of unprecedented events, so he is being honored as a finalist.
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