Unlike many NFL teams, the Buffalo Bills won't be considering a change at starting quarterback.
The room around Josh Allen, however, could have an entirely new look.
This offseason will feature more change than the Bills have seen in some time, in part due to the departure of assistant GM Joe Schoen and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to the New York Giants. As is common when NFL assistants leave for more prominent roles elsewhere, they are taking a significant group of Bills players and staff with them.
The Bills’ quarterback room has sustained the biggest hit. From Daboll to assistant quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney to practice squad quarterback Davis Webb, significant figures in Allen’s development will be elsewhere in 2022.
What impact that has on Allen, who had dealt with relatively little change in his NFL career, will be something to watch as he enters what should be the prime of his career.
Keeping Allen involved in the process of deciding who he'll be working with is a priority for general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott and a good starting point.
“We’d be crazy not to loop him in,” Beane said. “... I definitely wouldn’t want to bring someone in the quarterback room, player, coach, whatever, that might not allow Josh to be at his best.”
The departure of Daboll, who is the only NFL coordinator Allen has ever known, is the biggest loss.