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Bills bench Tyrod Taylor, will start Nathan Peterman at QB

15 November 2017

Peterman makes debut: The Bills played a meaningless fourth quarter for the second week in a row, but this one at least led to the National Football League debut of Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been benched in favor of Nathan Peterman as the team's Week 11 starter versus the Los Angeles Chargers.

"I've been impressed with the maturity from Nathan Peterman", McDermott said.

"This is about us becoming a better team", McDermott said. Taylor has not been bad this season, as he has a passer rating of 91.4 and has thrown 10 touchdown passes compared to just three interceptions.

Peterman was drafted by the Bills in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Peterman came in for mop-up work late, going 7-of-10 for 79 yards and a touchdown, and coach Sean McDermott is now rolling with his handpicked guy.

"As a decision maker, you have to be willing to take calculated risks to et where you want to go to", added McDermott. The dual-threat QB has also rushed for 237 yards and two TDs.

The Bills have lost two straight and are 5-4 this season, but at first glance, the move doesn't seem to make much sense.

Peterman replaces Tyrod Taylor, who completed only nine of his 18 pass attempts for 50 yards and an interception during his most recent game, a 47-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday.

Bills bench Tyrod Taylor, will start Nathan Peterman at QB