Bills Benching Taylor; New Starting QB Named in Buffalo
After consecutive losses the Buffalo Bills are on the verge of wasting their 5-2 start and missing the playoffs for the 18th straight season.
On Wedneday, with the team now at 5-4, head coach Sean McDermott announced the team was making a change under center; Tryod Taylor is getting benched in favor or rookie QB Nathan Peterman.
This after McDermott said early this week that Taylor was still his guy.
Peterman - a University of Pittsburgh product - came into to mop-up in last week's 47-10 blowout at the hands of the Saints. In the team's final two drives, Peterman went 7-for-10, 79 yards passing and a score - outperforming what Taylor had done in three and half quarters (9 of 18, 56 yards and 0 TDs).
Taylor's year hasn't hasn't been terrible: 1,600 yards passing, 64% completion percentage, 10 touchdowns versus 3 interceptions and two rushing TDs. But one of the things noticeably missing from the Buffalo offense is an ability to accurately stretch the field and throw the deep ball.
It'll be interesting to see if Peterman can add that element to Buffalo's attack when the visit the Los Angeles Charges (3-6) on Sunday.