Peterson completed 10 of 20 passes for 167 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions during Thursday's preseason game at Philadelphia, producing a 78.5 rating.
Peterman wasn't great, but he certainly outproduced the Bills' other two quarterbacks, mainly Tyrod Taylor, who struggled mightily and finished with a 12.0 rating. Taylor is still the clear-cut starter, but remember there's a new regime in Buffalo looking for long-term answers. If Taylor struggles into the season, some folks will start calling for the fifth-round rookie, who's really started to make an impression over the last two weeks.
Peterman will serve as the No. 2 quarterback Thursday against the Eagles, and for now it looks like he's passed T.J. Yates for the top backup job behind Tyrod Taylor, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
Peterman, a rookie out of Pitt, has done a complete about-face after struggling throughout the early part of training camp, as he looked great during his preseason debut and has continued to shine in his opportunities with the twos during recent practices. Yates still has time to get his spot back, while for now the Bills seem quite happy with the progress of their fifth-round selection.
T.J. Yates is still the No. 2 quarterback, but Peterman is coming off a nice performance in Thursday's preseason opener and perhaps coach Sean McDermott is going to open up the competition again after it previously looked like Peterman was locked into the No. 3 spot. By the sound of things, he also put in a strong day of practice Sunday, so we'll see how things shake out over the coming week and second preseason game.
Peterman, who entered Thursday's preseason game after starter Tyrod Taylor and backup T.J. Yates departed, completed 13 of 25 passes for 112 yards, one touchdown and a 77.4 rating.
Peterman outperformed No. 2 man Yates, but Yates has been the better QB throughout camp and given the latter's pro experience he will almost certainly enter the season as the No. 2. Peterman would probably have to post better numbers than Yates over all four preseason games to even be in the discussion, and even that might be a stretch unless the Bills saw enough to cut Yates altogether.
Peterman has not taken many if any, reps with the second-team offense in several days and appears to be slotted as the No. 3 quarterback behind Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports.
Peterman might have had a chance to pass Yates had the youngster wowed right out of the gate, but, as expected of most sixth-round rookies, he's struggled at times. There's still plenty of camp and preseason left, but as of now there's not much of a threat being posed and the Bills appear to have a clear 1-2-3 pecking order at quarterback.
|P3||8/26/17||@ BAL||7:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
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|9||11/2/17||@ NYJ||8:25 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|