Buffalo Bills Star Cornerback Suffers Season-Ending Injury; Could This Derail Their Season?

Published 11/27/2021, 8:58 PM EST
Jan 9, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman (29) and outside linebacker Matt Milano (58) celebrate the victory against the Indianapolis Colts following the AFC Wild Card game at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills during their 6-31 win against the New Orleans Saints on Week 12 lost their star cornerback Tre’Davious White to a knee injury in the second quarter of the game. The cornerback was sidelined for the rest of the game and was replaced by backup Dane Jackson when the Bills were up by 10-0.

Losing White is a great setback for the Bills since he is one of the best defensive prospects for the franchise. His absence will leave the Bills vulnerable in the cornerback spot since the 26-year-old brings a unique playmaking acumen to the table.

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Tre’Davious White out for the season with an ACL injury

“I hope nothing’s too serious, and I know all the guys in the locker room are praying for him and hurting with him,” Allen told reporters after the Thanksgiving Day game. “You can’t say a single bad thing about that man. He comes in and busts his ass every day.”

However, the cornerback has been reported to have picked up an ACL injury and is said to miss the remainder of the season due to it. The news came as a shock to the franchise since he has contributed tremendously to the 7-4 record of the Bills so far this season.

The All-Pro cornerback has allowed a 50.8% completion percentage and a 58.9 passer rating against him, which is fourth-best among defensive backs with 50-plus targets this season, per NFL Next Gen Stats. This makes him a viable defensive option for the Bills.

Buffalo Bills without the star cornerback

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White’s absence is very bad news for the Bills since the AFC East leaders will be needing the likes of a defensive prospect like him if they make the playoffs, which seems very likely to happen.

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The 7-4 Bills will go up against their regional rivals, the New England Patriots, who themselves are 7-4 and just a rank below the Bills in the AFC East table. And so it is going to be a decisive matchup between the two. However, the star cornerback Tre’Davious White will not be a part of it.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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