1. Two-time Super Bowl champion gives Josh Allen the ultimate compliment
LeSean "Shady" McCoy spent four years in Buffalo from 2014-2018 and currently has the sixth-most rushing yards in franchise history with 3,814 yards. He was also a member of the last two Super Bowl winning teams (Tampa Bay and Kansas City). His final season in Buffalo was the first for Josh Allen, and McCoy remembers a lot about Allen. Shady was recently on the Barstool Sports Going Deep Podcast and was asked who had a better arm between Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen? While McCoy didn't give an answer to that question, he did praise Allen and called him the biggest competitor out of all the quarterbacks that he's ever played with – and he's played with Donovan McNabb, Nick Foles, Michael Vick, Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady.
"Giving credit to Josh, he's really, really good, McCoy stated. "He's probably, out of all the players I've played with at the quarterback position, because Tom [Brady] is a crazy competitor also, and so is Pat [Mahomes], but I would say that Josh probably the biggest competitor out of all the quarterbacks. From shooting a jump shot to playing defense to playing cornerback to racing to throwing the ball, for anything. It's not just at quarterback, any position and he'll challenge you. We used to have a court in Buffalo, playing one-on-one he's in there playing one-on-one, blocking shots, and getting physical. So, he doesn't back down it's trash-talking, you know, and he's just a huge competitor."
2. Antonio Williams is getting involved in the NASCAR scene
Bills running back Antonio Williams signed with the Bills last offseason as an undrafted free agent. He didn't see much playing time but took full advantage of his Week 17 opportunity against the Dolphins rushing for 63 yards on 12 carries with two rushing touchdowns. This offseason, Williams has been pursuing another one of his dreams and that is to own a team in NASCAR. The Bills young running back has been an advisor to NASCAR driver Joe Graf Jr. and joined his racing team prior to the 2021 racing season. Williams was on One Bills Live on Tuesday and one of the things he talked to Steve and Chris about was the similarities of their rookie seasons.
"Yes, it's actually amazing the similarities me and Joe had from our rookie seasons," Williams explained. "He didn't have the season he wanted to last year and obviously I didn't have the season I wanted to last year. But he showed potential towards the end and the same kind of situation to myself. Also, I knew that Joe with more practice because that rookie year for NASCAR they didn't have any practice laps, they didn't get to run the tracks. So, you got a guy that it's his first year in the car on tracks that he's never drove on, so he's got to be better you know. He's definitely so much better this year, we're sitting at 14th in points right now, and that's such a huge jump for where we were last year. But there's so many similarities, we also share the same sports psychologist in Dr. Desiree Festa and she's with the bureau. So there's a lot of things me and Joe have in common and I think it just worked out."
3. Eight Bills listed in Football Outsiders' All-AFC East team
The Bills had their best season since the '90s in 2020 with multiple records shattered and so many accomplishments to be proud of. For the first time in franchise history, the Bills swept the entire division and won the AFC East for the first time since 1995. Football Outsiders staff writer Robert Weintraub put together a list of the All-AFC East team to spotlight the best players from the division. Here are the eight Bills that made his list:
QB: Josh Allen, BUF
After finishing 33rd and 28th in DYAR his first two seasons, Allen blasted to fourth in 2020, an Atlas rocket level of upward thrust that captured the first AFC East All-Div. quarterback slot AB (After Brady).
RB: Zach Moss, BUF
WR: Stefon Diggs, BUF
WR: Cole Beasley, BUF
OT: Daryl Williams, BUF
C: Mitch Morse, BUF
LB: Tremaine Edmunds, BUF
CB: Tre'Davious White, BUF