Josh Allen is the new starting quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, the team announced.
Allen replaced Buffalo starter Nathan Peterman in Week 1, but coach Sean McDermott was not ready to name a Week 2 starter when asked on Monday. The team tweeted the news Wednesday morning.
Allen will start Sunday when the Bills host the Los Angeles Chargers. McDermott would not say much about the change in quarterbacks Wednesday, other than it was “the right move for us.”
“I don’t feel a need, honestly, to elaborate,” McDermott said. “We talk a lot in-house about decisions and the right move.”
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 12, 2018
Peterman, a second-year player, completed 5 of 18 passes for 24 yards with two interceptions before he was benched Sunday during a 47-3 loss in Baltimore. Allen, a first-round pick from Wyoming, entered and finished 6 of 15 for 74 yards.
While neither quarterback played well, the coaching staff seemingly feels Allen’s athleticism gives the team a better chance.
“Still going to evaluate where we are, dotting the i’s, crossing the t’s,” McDermott said on Monday. “Take one step at a time.
Allen and Peterman were sacked three times apiece in the blowout loss to the Ravens in the opener.
Peterman posted a 0.0 passer rating. According to Pro Football Reference, he became the first player with a 0.0 passer rating since Peyton Manning in 2015.
–Field Level Media