Buffalo Bills: The quarterback situation heading into Week 10

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The Buffalo Bills desperately need some production at the quarterback position. Unfortunately, the last option may be getting another start.

Josh Allen is the only hope for the Buffalo Bills at quarterback in 2018. Just as we all expected a year ago.

Allen is slowly coming back from an elbow injury and rightfully so. There is no need to rush him back when he was such a major investment.

It is Wednesday and if Allen, who is still an inexperienced rookie, isn’t practicing then his status for Sunday doesn’t look all that great. That means the competition is between Nathan Peterman, Matt Barkley and Derek Anderson.

Sean McDermott came out earlier this week and said that Anderson would start if he is healthy, but that is still in question.

I doubt McDermott would want to give Barkley the start and make it four starting quarterbacks in the first 10 games of the season. Isn’t that a crazy number?

That would likely mean that Peterman gets another start if both Anderson and Allen are out. Even though that sounds like a painful viewing experience, it is the right move.

This situation is not McDermott’s fault. He is given the players by Brandon Beane and has to work with what he is given. It will just take a logical voice in the organization to finally say enough with Peterman and release him.

To go a step further, I would still like to see Peterman start over Anderson if the veteran is healthy. That is a bit of a hot take, but Anderson wasn’t brought here to play. There is no need to throw him out on the field to get injured for no reason. The offense also did nothing with him as the starter.

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This situation will continue to develop throughout the week and while the best news would be Allen being cleared to play, it doesn’t look too likely right now.