Who Should Start At Quarterback For The Bills On Sunday?

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Nathan Peterman
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Nathan Peterman /

When the Buffalo Bills take the field against the New York Jets in just a few short days. Will Buffalo’s quarterback Tyrod Taylor be under center? Or, will it be Nathan Peterman?

This off season was insane for Buffalo. The departures of Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby, Reggie Ragland and now Kevon Seymour were a total shock to the football world. All were sent packing and moved out the door. The incident with Marcel Dareus being sent home before a pre season game against the Ravens and the surprise announcement of veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin announcing his retirement.

Also, I haven’t even touched on the firing of former general manager Doug Whaley a day after the NFL Draft, the firing of Rex Ryan, the additions of an entirely new coaching staff, and the latest surprise of prominent running back Jonathan Williams getting cut by the Bills.

It seemed the bad luck just kept on coming in as Tyrod Taylor was knocked down during the game against the Baltimore Ravens. Taylor was hit on the opening drive and was placed in the concussion protocol.

But as of today, Taylor has cleared the concussion protocol and is expected to start week one against the Jets. It may be a tight decision though as backup quarterback Nathan Peterman looked to be the better quarterback all pre season long even with Taylor not having a concussion.

Tyrod Taylor

BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 26: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor
BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 26: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor /

Attempts/Completions: 14/29
Yards: 100 yards
Yards per Attempt: 3.4
Completion %: 48.3
Touchdowns: 0
Interceptions: 2
Longest Throw: 15
Rating: 27.9

Taylor’s numbers this pre season were depressing. But it is the pre season for a reason. But not throwing for a single touchdown is still something to worry about. Taylor could look a little rusty on Sunday if he gets the expected start.

Nathan Peterman

ORCHARD PARK, NY – AUGUST 31: Nathan Peterman
ORCHARD PARK, NY – AUGUST 31: Nathan Peterman /

Attempts/Completions: 43/79
Yards: 453
Yards per Attempt: 5.7
Completion %: 54.4
Touchdowns: 2
Interceptions: 0
Longest Throw: 28
Rating: 75.6

With Peterman on the other hand the comparisons are night and day. Peterman looked composed and poised under center, as they always say the numbers don’t lie. The numbers speak for themselves for Peterman. Two touchdowns and zero interceptions is impressive for a rookie even if it’s in the pre season.

Regardless of head coach Sean McDermott’s decision on who starts at quarterback it will be an interesting Sunday.

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