Buffalo Bills sign yet another new quarterback in 2018
The Buffalo Bills may be without Derek Anderson this Sunday, which prompted a move to sign yet another quarterback this season.
Not trading AJ McCarron would have been a wise move for the Buffalo Bills.
Alas, we are in Week 9 and the Bills are bringing another new quarterback to town.
First it was Derek Anderson to come in and start over Nathan Peterman. Anderson may miss Sunday’s game, giving Peterman the start. But if he looks awful, the newest Buffalo Bill may enter the game.
Matt Barkley comes to Buffalo after spending the start of the year with the Cincinnati Bengals. The former USC Trojans star has appeared in a total of 11 NFL games since 2013 and has 18 interceptions in that span. Sounds like he will fit in just fine.
Given the short week there is no way Barkley would have time to prepare to be the starter. Instead he will come in as Peterman’s backup, assuming Anderson will be out with his concussion. With the team being 2-6 I see no logical reason why Anderson should suit up on Sunday. Barkely being here should allow the veteran to get back to his role of being a mentor.
If Josh Allen is out for several more weeks, it is very likely that Bills fans see Barkley in action soon. Peterman can’t have the trust of the coaching staff and his teammates have to be concerned any time he is on the field. Barkley doesn’t have much NFL experience but he can bring some new energy to a team that has been let down by Peterman before.
In other roster news, the Bills brought back punter Colton Schmidt now that Corey Bojorquez is on injured reserve. So in case you were worried about that position, you can rest easy now.
That means fans will be seeing several new Bills in Terrelle Pryor, Barkley and Schmidt on Sunday. There are still eight weeks to go.