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Nathan Peterman will start for Buffalo Bills on Sunday

After Tyrod Taylor’s lousy game, the coaches made a switch

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills have benched Tyrod Taylor. Rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman will get his first career start on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers, head coach Sean McDermott announced at Wednesday morning’s press conference.

In relief effort against the New Orleans Saints, Peterman completed seven-of-ten passes for 79 yards and a touchdown. He looked far more comfortable reading the field and anticipating throws in Rick Dennison’s orthodox offense than Taylor.

Taylor is coming off his worst performance as a pro, a 9-of-18 passing, 56 yard performance with no touchdowns and an interception. The starting offense under his command put up no fight in a 47-10 beatdown by the Saints.

This means that Taylor will not take the field against Anthony Lynn, who was Taylor’s offensive coordinator in 2016 when the Bills led the league in rushing. Lynn is now the head coach of the Chargers.

McDermott added that the Bills still have confidence in Taylor.