Despite a much-maligned 2017 campaign that included a five-interception half against this same Chargers squad the Bills face in Week 2, Peterman emerged from training camp as Buffalo's top quarterback, beating out Allen and the since-departed AJ McCarron for those honors. Though he seemed to show some increased comfort behind center during the preseason, Peterman reverted to his rookie-year from in the Bills' embarrassing 47-3 loss to the Ravens, completing just five of 18 passes for 24 yards and tossing two interceptions before being pulled in the third quarter. Allen didn't provide much better production upon replacing Peterman, but it appears the Bills are inclined to let the No. 7 overall pick learn on the fly with Peterman providing little evidence to date that he's an NFL-caliber starter. Over his five career regular-season appearances, Peterman owns a 2:7 TD:INT and has completed just 43.2 percent of his passes. He's also been pulled early in all three of the games he's started.
Peterman has been named Buffalo's starting quarterback for Sunday's regular-season opener at Baltimore, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports.
Peterman beat rookie Josh Allen and AJ McCarron (who was traded to Oakland) for the job. Peterson completed 33 of 41 passes for 431 yards with three touchdowns and an interception -- it came on a tipped ball -- during the preseason.
In the wake of AJ McCarron suffering a hairline fracture in his collarbone, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com expects both Peterman and Josh Allen to see time with the Bills' top offense in next Sunday's preseason dress rehearsal against the Bengals.
With McCarron looking at a multi-week absence, either Peterman or Allen is in line to get the Week 1 start at QB for the team. Whereas it was once assumed that the Bills would proceed deliberately in their development of Allen, the 2018 first-rounder's solid play in Friday's preseason win over the Browns suggest that he does have a shot to overtake Peterman, who was a fifth-round draft pick last year. Regardless of who earns the starting nod early on, the Bills seem destined to run the ball plenty, with LeSean McCoy set to reprise his role as the team's top back, and the capable Chris Ivory on hand to spell him.
Peterman will practice Monday after suffering a minor arm injury during Sunday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.
The Bills got a scare when both of their top two starters went down Sunday, but in the end both were just minor issues and Peterman and AJ McCarron are set to resume their battle to win the starting quarterback job.
Peterman will start Thursday's preseason contest against the Panthers, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Peterman has swapped first- and second-team reps with AJ McCarron during the offseason program and training camp, but the former is getting the first shot under center in exhibition action. The decision by coach Sean McDermott may not mean much in the long run if Peterman can't take advantage of the situation. That said, Peterman could very well be ahead of McCarron at this stage in the competition.
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|10||11/11/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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