The Buffalo Bills surprised the NFL on Wednesday, promoting rookie Nathan Peterman over incumbent quarterback Tyrod Taylor. At 5-4, holding onto the sixth seed in the AFC playoff standings after two consecutive thrashings, Sean McDermott made a “calculated risk” to right the ship, a decision that was immediately second-guessed around the league. SB Nation Radio wanted to get a local perspective on the move, so I hopped on to talk.
We talked about Taylor’s legacy through two and a half seasons with the team, why the coaching staff wanted to make a change, and what Peterman brings to the team.
We discussed Taylor’s risk-averse nature, and whether he was coached to play that way or if it’s a style he developed during his career. We also talked about Peterman’s style and why it’s a better fit for Dennison’s orthodox West Coast Offense. I also gave the Bills a 50/50 shot at making the playoffs this year.