Buffalo Bills Coach Sean McDermott announced that rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman is the starting quarterback over Tyrod Taylor going forward.
Tyrod Taylor has been benched after throwing 9 completions on 18 attempts against the New Orleans Saints in week 10 at home. Rookie QB Nathan Peterman came in late to throw a garbage time touchdown with 7 completions on 10 attempts for a total of 79 yards.
“We were made to be more than 5-4, and I’ve come here to be more than 5-4,” McDermott said. “Really, it’s about becoming a better team. Every position is evaluated and that’s the direction I decided to go.” Taylor, along with the team’s entire offense, is coming off Week 10 against the Saints, but that was his first bad game at home. Peterman came in late for mop-up work, playing his first 11 snaps of the season. Nathan Peterman was handpicked by McDermott and the new regime as a fifth-rounder. He had a nondescript preseason. His first NFL start will be on the road in Los Angeles against the Bolts. The offense will continue to run through LeSean McCoy.