Bills name Anderson the starting quarterback for Sunday

Annette Crawford
October 18, 2018

Sanity has come to Buffalo.

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Wednesday that rookie quarterback Josh Allen is week-to-week due to an elbow sprain suffered in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans and veteran Derek Anderson will start this week's game against the Colts. The possibility of more playing time for Peterman is a serious setback for the Bills' chances to win games, to say nothing of the eyesore it is for anyone who wants to see something resembling competent quarterback play. He last served a backup role in Carolina to Cam Newton for the first seven years of Newton's career. The Bills are 2-4 but have looked much worse than that overall, so any player with expectations of going to the playoffs might need a reality check.

So it came as no surprise to read a report from ESPN's Dianna Russini saying McDermott risked losing the Bills' locker room if he went with Peterman again.


"I'm always going to do what I feel is right for this football team", McDermott told reporters, according to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, when asked if he was anxious about possibly losing the trust of his players if he turned back to Peterman.

While McDermott has publicly been fairly supportive of Peterman, a fifth-round pick in 2017, the performance just isn't there. His last full game as a starter came October 10, 2016, when he led the Panthers into battle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Spending the majority of his career with the Cleveland Browns (2006-09) and the Carolina Panthers (2011-17), Anderson has played in 74 career games (47 starts) completing 54.1 percent of his passes while throwing 60 touchdowns and 60 interceptions.

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