It was a little over a week ago that head coach Sean McDermott named Nathan Peterman his starting quarterback for the team’s season opener. On Wednesday morning, Buffalo’s head coach confirmed there would be a change.
“Josh will start,” McDermott said. “It’s the right move for our team. I don’t feel a need to elaborate. We talk a lot in house about decisions and what we have to do and the right move at the right time and right now this is the right move for us.”
Former Wyoming Cowboy Josh Allen will be starting at quarterback for the Bills on Sunday when they host the Los Angeles Chargers in their home opener.
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McDermott said Allen was excited when he got the news.
McDermott said the decision was his to make, though he did have discussions with GM Brandon Beane and informed Terry and Kim Pegula of his quarterback decision.
Last week Allen replaced Peterman four minutes into the second half of the team’s Week 1 game at Baltimore, after the offense struggled to move the ball.
In relief duty last week, Allen went 6-of-15 passing for 74 yards in the loss.
“It wasn’t the most desirable situation, but I was going in just trying to make plays and help this offense move the ball,” said Allen. “We didn’t put many points on the board. It was a tough game to start out with. Fortunately, in the NFL it’s just one game and one loss. We have 15 more opportunities to play well.”
As the starter this week, Allen will have the benefit of taking all the first team reps in practice in preparation for the Chargers.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 12, 2018