Buffalo Bills News: AJ McCarron’s role in 2018

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The Buffalo Bills quarterback competition is back to being a three-man race. At least that is what Sean McDermott is saying right now.

The NFL regular season officially starts two weeks from today and the Buffalo Bills still haven’t named a starting quarterback for Week 1.

That will hopefully change after Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

AJ McCarron has been in the news a lot this past week due to his injury status that is now no longer serious. He is already back at practice after his season seemed to potentially end last Friday in Cleveland.

This is good news for the veteran but he may have already lost his shot at starting. At one point it seemed possible that him not starting could lead to the team releasing him, but having his experience in such a young quarterback room would only help.

I suppose it is possible McCarron could somehow win the starting job but it would take some truly terrible performances by both Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman over the next two weeks for that to happen.

We look at that and more in today’s Morning Charge.

Buffalo Bills News:

Determining AJ McCarron’s chances of starting Week 1 (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

From being out to being back at practice in a matter of days, it has been a hectic week for McCarron. We shall see if his shoulder holds up enough for him to still get a fair shot at the starting job.

Bills get their turn in Deadspin’s ‘Why Your Team Sucks’ (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

The Bills finally got their turn in Deadspin’s annual series. This is certainly something for fans with a good sense of humor.

Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin on Josh Allen: ‘Kid’s a freak’ (Bills Wire, Nick Wojton)

A look at some of the positive comments going Josh Allen’s way. It is hard not to be impressed as a fan, so it is good he has teammates who feel the same. Earning their trust is one of the first things he needs to do to be successful.

Josh Allen showing flashes in preseason despite shaky stats (ESPN, Mike Rodak)

And finally, an update on how the 2018 rookie class is looking with two preseason games remaining.