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Bills Links, 9/13: Josh Allen is the new starting QB in Buffalo

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The Bills made the decision official on Wednesday

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The Josh Allen era is officially underway for the Buffalo Bills, as Sean McDermott announced the rookie would start at quarterback against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. It was a move that was expected by many, but McDermott made the move official during Wednesday’s press conference - relegating Nathan Peterman to the backup role. Today’s edition of the Bills Links includes plenty of feedback and analysis of the switch, with feedback from Allen’s teammates including LeSean McCoy, Micah Hyde, and Jeremy Kerley.


Bills' McDermott said starting Allen is what's best for the team | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The head coach wasn't willing to give his reasons for starting Allen

LeSean McCoy excited for Josh Allen, says Nathan Peterman 'had his shot' | NewYorkUpstate.com
McCoy said Bills have to 'move on' and help Josh Allen in first start.

Welcome to the league, rook!: Media members react to Buffalo Bills naming Josh Allen starter | NewYorkUpstate.com
Josh Allen will be the second rookie quarterback to start this season.

OBL 9/12: Reaction to Josh Allen being named starting QB - BuffaloBills.com
Bills rookie QB Josh Allen was named the starting QB for Sunday’s home opener against the Chargers. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen shared his thoughts on Josh Allen, match-up vs. the Chargers and more from around the league.

Vic Carucci: It was time for McDermott to put aside pride and make the switch to Allen – The Buffalo News
"Sean McDermott tried his best to keep details of the decision a mystery, although that shroud he was using sounded an awful lot like a stubborn mans pride." (Subscription required.)

‘He hasn’t made the same mistake twice’: What Josh Allen’s teammates think about him taking the reins – The Athletic
Josh Allen's teammates see real promise in their new starting quarterback as the Bills turn to the No. 7 draft pick for Week 2. (Subscription required.)

Kurt Warner: 'No idea' what Buffalo Bills were trying to accomplish on pass concepts | NewYorkUpstate.com
The Hall of Fame quarterback was not impressed with the Bills' offensive concepts.

Buffalo Bills sign Nate Orchard, release Adolphus Washington - Buffalo Rumblings
Shuffling backup defensive linemen.

Bills sign OG Ike Boettger, release CB Ryan Lewis | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Boettger is now the tenth offensive lineman on the 53 man roster

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