The Buffalo Bills finally have an official Week 1 starting quarterback. That and more in today’s edition of the Morning Charge.
Yesterday was the final Monday before the 2018 NFL season and it was also a holiday. Not a bad way to relax and gear up for the short week before football returns this Thursday.
The Buffalo Bills are on the field Sunday in Baltimore and Nathan Peterman will be under center as the starting quarterback.
It was a busy weekend for every NFL team as cuts were made and players were on the move. The big move out of Buffalo came when AJ McCarron was traded to the Oakland Raiders. The same Raiders team that traded Khalil Mack. What is going on out there?
McCarron being sent away seemed to point toward Peterman winning the job. He looked the best in the preseason and if the plan is to let Josh Allen develop, this was the easy move. But Peterman didn’t just win this job by default. McCarron was traded because Peterman beat him out in camp and the preseason to earn this job.
There are those in the national media who are mocking this decision based solely on Peterman’s debut in 2017. Plenty of players have had bad debuts and have bounced back to be just fine. Peyton Manning had an entire rookie season filled with mistakes and losses before he became who he was. Not to compare the two.
Peterman has his chance at redemption but if he falters, it may be Josh Allen’s time sooner than expected.
Buffalo Bills News:
Starting Nathan Peterman is the right move (BuffaLowDown, Shaun Brennan)
Brennan shares his views on why starting Peterman is a smart move by the coaching staff. They clearly saw enough potential in him to give him the start last season, even if it didn’t end well.
Reacting to the roster cuts made this weekend (BuffaLowDown, Evan Przybylak)
In case you were busy this weekend, a lot of cuts were made. Be sure to catch up on all the moves before Sunday’s opener.
Bills G.M.: Easy thing would have been to keep Corey Coleman (PFT, Darin Gantt)
Corey Coleman was among the cuts this weekend and Brandon Beane did his best to be nice about why the receiver was let go.
Nathan Peterman ‘earned the right’ to be starting QB (NFL.com, Kevin Patra)
And finally today, another look at how Peterman has earned the starting job this preseason.