Josh Allen Says He ‘Grew As a Leader’ for Buffalo Bills Last Season (Exclusive)

The quarterback recapped this past season and more while talking to our reporters during Super Bowl LIV.

Josh Allen, quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, at the DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET Lounge on Thursday Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami. (Peter Barreras/AP Images for DIRECTV)

Josh Allen has learned a lot after only two seasons in the NFL.

The 23-year-old quarterback — who brought the Buffalo Bills into the Wildcard Round for a 10-6 finish last season — reflected on his experience while chatting with our reporters at AT&T’s DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket Lounge during Super Bowl LIV earlier this month in Miami Beach, FL.

“There was some good and some bad, but definitely a lot of learning,” Allen tells Celeb Secrets host Juliet Schroder. “I felt that I grew as a quarterback, as a football player and as a leader for our team this year.”

Josh Allen, quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, at the DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET Lounge on Thursday Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami. (Peter Barreras/AP Images for DIRECTV)

Crediting Coach Daboll, Coach Dorsey and even linebacker Lorenzo Alexander for setting the precedent, Allen says that he’s taking in everything he’s learned to prepare for a strong season next year.

“Our mindset every year is playoff caliber,” the 23-year-old says. “Coach McDermott says we have to make sure that we get into the playoffs because once you’re in, you have a chance to win the whole thing.  It really doesn’t matter how many wins you get. Of course you want to win the division, but we want to give ourselves the chance and that’s putting ourselves in the playoffs and whatever we can do to achieve that.”

Josh Allen, quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, with a DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscriber during the Meet & Greet at the DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET Lounge on Thursday Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami. (Peter Barreras/AP Images for DIRECTV)

When it comes to the offseason, Josh plans on taking it easy with some rounds of golf while listening to Justin Bieber’s album Changes, which drops on Friday (February 14).

“I love Justin Bieber and his music. I’m a big fan. Many people might not agree with me, but I don’t care,” he says. “His tour comes to Buffalo and I’ll be there. Hopefully I’ll know someone where I can sneak backstage and get a picture with him.”

You can keep up with Josh by following him on Instagram at @joshallenqb and make sure to watch our full interview with the quarterback below.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.