Fans Won’t See The Two Most Popular Bills Players on Saturday
The Buffalo Bills are two days away from their first preseason game of 2023.
They will welcome the Indianapolis Colts to Highmark Stadium at 1 pm on Saturday. It's the only home preseason game this season, so you can expect to see plenty of kids and families in Orchard Park. A preseason game is a much more family-friendly atmosphere than a regular season game.
For the fans heading out to Highmark Stadium for the game, it's important to know that you may not see many of the starters. Sometimes, starters don't play at all in a preseason game.
On Thursday morning, we found out from head coach Sean McDermott on what the plan is for the starters. The two most popular players won't play at all.
McDermott told reporters before practice that quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs will not play against the Colts.
Most of the other starters will play some, probably about a quarter before being pulled for the depth players.
This is a smart move on McDermott's part. More and more, coaches are opting for rest and safety, vs. the risk of being rusty for that week 1 game. McDermott did say that Allen would play at some point this preseason, but would not elaborate on which game that would be.
The other two preseason games will both be on the road: at the Pittsburgh Steelers next weekend, followed by a game at the Chicago Bears to close out the preseason.
We're exactly one month away from kickoff Sunday around the NFL. The Bills play at the Jets the following night on Monday Night Football.