Sean McDermott held his regular press conference with the media on Wednesday morning and officially announced Josh Allen as the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills heading into week 2. The plan was leaked an hour early in a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. The Bills play host to the Los Angeles Chargers at New Era Field on Sunday, and look to erase the memory of last week’s 47-3 drubbing by the Baltimore Ravens.
Allen, the number seven overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, now gets his first career start against a Chargers defense that may be without Joey Bosa, who missed the season opener with a foot injury. It will be a tough challenge for Allen regardless of Bosa’s status, as the Buffalo offense looks to bounce back from a dismal performance against the Baltimore Ravens in the season opener.
The move puts Nathan Peterman on the bench in Buffalo, after he struggled mightily against the Ravens. Allen did come in to relieve Peterman on Sunday, completing 6 of 15 attempts for 74 yards. There were some signs of life by the offense under Allen, with Kelvin Benjamin dropping a touchdown pass in the endzone. Regardless of Sunday’s play, Allen will look to lead the Bills to a bounce back performance against the Chargers.
At this point the Josh Allen era is ready to begin in Buffalo this Sunday. Check back with Buffalo Rumblings for all of the updates heading into Sunday’s home opener at New Era Field.