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Nathan Peterman to start for ailing Tyrod Taylor, per reports

It’s Petermania!

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Nathan Peterman will get another shot to prove he is an NFL starting quarterback. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN both reported overnight that Tyrod Taylor’s knee injury will keep him from starting at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.

Taylor injured his knee on the first play of last Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots falling to the turf and bruising his knee cap. He was able to stay in the game until banging the same knee.

Peterman made waves in his first NFL start a few weeks ago by throwing five interceptions in the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers. He was pulled after the first 30 minutes.

Head coach Sean McDermott had said Taylor could be active as Peterman’s backup in case of emergency on Sunday. Buffalo also has Joe Webb on the roster, who plays wide receiver and special teams as well as serving as the third quarterback. He has one pass attempt in the last six seasons and it came last week out of the Wildcat package.

Once again, Buffalo’s season hinges on the rookie’s arm. This time it’s be necessity, not choice.