The Nathan Peterman era appears to be over in Buffalo. Or at least shelved until further notice.
The Bills announced on Wednesday that rookie quarterback Josh Allen, the No. 7 pick in this summer’s draft, would take over for Peterman after yet another disappointing performance in Week 1. Peterman threw for just 24-yards with two interceptions before being yanked from the game against the Ravens. Allen took over, but was only a mild improvement. He threw for 74-yards on 6 of 15 passing and was sacked three times.
The original plan for Allen was reportedly going to be one of slow growth, where he spent his first year in the NFL watching and learning. Then the Bills traded A.J. McCarron to Oakland and decided to roll with Peterman as their starter, with Allen as his backup.
The Bills will host the Chargers on Sunday afternoon and are a seven-point underdog. It looks like this season will truly be a trial by fire for Allen, who had a solid college career at Wyoming, but will find himself in the thick of things going forward on a bad Bills team.