Veteran Derek Anderson had started each of the Bills last two games (a 37-5 road loss to the Indianapolis Colts and a 25-6 loss to the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football), but Anderson suffered a concussion when he was sacked by Kyle Van Noy late in the fourth quarter.
When Anderson left the game he was gingerly handling his right arm. He was replaced by second-year pro Nathan Peterman, who finished off the loss to New England.
On Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Buffalo’s starting quarterback for Week 9 will be...Peterman.
With Derek Anderson suffering a concussion, Bills QB Nathan Peterman is expected to start Sunday vs the Chicago Bears, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2018
Anderson assumed Buffalo’s starting quarterback job in Week 7 after rookie Josh Allen suffered an elbow sprain in the 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans. Peterman replaced Allen in Houston and actually tossed a nice touchdown pass to Zay Jones in the third quarter, before throwing a pick-six and adding another interception in the loss.
As Buffalo’s quarterback carousel continues to rotate, the team is signing Matt Barkley. Terrelle Pryor, who just signed with the Bills on Tuesday, could maybe become an option at quarterback, too. He’s a quarterback who was converted to wide receiver when his career as a signal caller wasn’t working out. Sean McDermott wouldn’t rule it out.
Speaking of which, Allen has already been ruled out for the game with “Da Bears.”
The Bills are coming off a five-game stretch where they scored only two touchdowns and 37 points. Buffalo’s slumping offense is on pace to shatter the franchise record for fewest points per game in a season (10.875), and the fewest points per game in the NFL in 12 years.
The last player to throw a touchdown pass for Buffalo? Peterman.