Bills to start rookie QB Allen in Week 2

Annette Crawford
September 12, 2018

According to ESPN's Chris Mortenson, the Bills will start rookie quarterback Josh Allen.

Nathan Peterman got the start in Week 1, but it was a awful showing, as the Bills lost to the Baltimore Ravens by the score of 47-3.

Allen went 6-for-15 for 74 yards in his relief effort.

In the 2019 NFL Draft, there is a good chance the Bills will be selecting first overall, and with that pick, they should bring in elite edge rusher Nick Bosa.

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott is slated to speak to the media at 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday.


Allen and Peterman are the only two quarterbacks on the Bills roster after the team traded veteran AJ McCarron to the Oakland Raiders at the end of preseason. The outcome in the season opener against the Raven's wasn't ideal.

There may not be anyone who's a bigger fan than Peterman than McDermott; even after Peterman's terrible performance against the Ravens - he was 5-for-18 for 24 yards, with two interceptions and three sacks, and the offense didn't gain a single first down in the first half - McDermott still seemed willing to start the second-year quarterback going forward.

Both quarterbacks were sacked three times.

While the Ravens dominated the offensive line, sources said the evaluation of Sunday's game also assigned three sacks to Peterman, who moves into the backup role behind Allen.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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