1.) Matt Barkley loses the edge on the backup quarterback spot
If you take Barkley’s two performances against the Colts last week and the Steelers, they are the complete opposite. While Barkley was the MVP against the Colts, he was responsible for four turnovers against the Steelers.
Even though Barkley managed to get the Bills into scoring position, he ended up throwing one of his three interceptions in the Steelers’ end zone that kept the Bills from going on the board. He also lost a fumble, which tallied up a total of four turnovers. His competition, Kyle Allen, managed the game better when he came onto the field and finished the game with 12 completions out of 15 attempts for 112 yards and the only passing touchdown of the game.
When Sean McDermott announced that there was an open competition for the backup quarterback position, now there truly should be one with Barkley shining last week and Allen outperforming Barkley last week.