Bills bench Tyrod Taylor in favour of rookie QB


McDermott announced at his Wednesday morning press conference that Peterman will start at quarterback for the Bills this Sunday in Los Angeles. Head coach Sean McDermott believes Peterman gives the team the best chance of reaching that goal.

"As I continue to evaluate our roster, and our goal to become better, I've made a decision to start Nate Peterman at quarterback this week".

Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills throws the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter on November 12, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York.

Tyrod Taylor is no longer the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.

Though McDermott says he remains confident in Taylor, he decided to make the move to see if Peterman can make Buffalo a better team.

Tyrod Taylor during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tyrod Taylor during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bills have lost in consecutive weeks to the Jets and Saints; this past Sunday, Taylor was just 9-18 for 56 yards with zero TDs and a pick. "I'm comfortable making a calculated risk to try and get us where we need to go".

Peterman was drafted by the Bills in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. That's what I said (Sunday).

Taylor had started the team's first nine games this season, going 5-4 in those games. In his place, Peterman completed 7-of-10 passes for 79 yards and a touchdown.

For Peterman, Sunday will be his first career National Football League start.