Buffalo Bills' safety Damar Hamlin had to fight for his life, surrounded by his teammates, on national television. Thankfully, Hamlin won that fight and the world got to see the terrific person that wears #3 for the Buffalo Bills. However, all of the global support he received may not be able to save Hamlin's roster spot.
Like every other team, the Buffalo Bills are busy this week trying to surpass the Kansas City Chiefs. On Thursday, the 2023 NFL Draft will be held at Union Station in Kanas City. Buffalo fans may have to be patient this year to enjoy their team's participation.
Skilled professionals aggressively learn the ins and outs of their respective industries. That trait can be attributed to some premier NFL players, including ones that make their money in the trenches.
As times change, NFL teams are putting more emphasis on their back-up quarterback situations. Rookie QB Brock Purdy famously took the San Francisco 49ers to the NFC Championship game, after replacing two injured Niners play-callers during the season.
When the 2022 NFL season began, Buffalo Bills quarterback, Josh Allen was the odds-on favorite to win the AFC Most Valuable Player Award. Allen was coming off of his best statistical season in 2021. General manager Brandon Beane added free agent slot receiver Jamison Crowder to Bills talented receiver corp. Beane also picked up a great receiving running back, in the second round of April's draft, with James Cook. Josh Allen kicked off the season with everything he needed to be the "All World" quarterback that the Bills Mafia dreamed about. Unfortunately, things never seem to go as planned.
The Buffalo Bills invested $120 million into 33 year-old Von Miller for one reason, to win a Super Bowl. Miller brought with him to western New York two enormous championship rings from two different teams. Bills' general manager Brandon Bean and head coach Sean McDermott knew what Miller brought to the table besides being an All-Pro defensive star. Von Miller carries an understanding of what it takes to be a champion and has the gift of imparting that knowledge to his teammates.
Sometimes, the history of a sports franchise is lost on its players. Time after time, you hear team members make statements of surprise when it comes to historical facts about the organization that signs their paycheck. Often, the pain of the past is dismissed by the present. The painful history of the Buffalo Bills and their fanbase has not been lost on their new defensive superstar, Von Miller and he made sure that they know it.