After a 44 point blowout against the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills’ head coach Sean McDermott won't name the starter for week two just yet. Speaking at a Monday press conference, McDermott gave a typical answer in regards to what he will go through to determine the starter for next week.
McDermott will, he says, “continue to evaluate where we are, dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s and taking it one step at a time.”
In spite of his quarterback’s flaws, Sean McDermott has been partial to Nathan Peterman dating back to last season, when McDermott named him the starter in an ill-advised attempt to resuscitate Buffalo’s offense. Peterman was terrible on Sunday, continuing a trend from last season. In the limited time that Josh Allen played, he showed what he can bring to an offense that Peterman can’t. He is better at manipulating the pocket and extending plays when things break down. To go back to Peterman would be telling the rest of the league that they don't plan on seriously competing in any games until their rookie quarterback is ready.
Whoever is named the starter for next week, they are going to have their work cut out for them against a Los Angeles Chargers team eager for its first win after a 38-28 loss to Kansas City.