To the relief of Buffalo fans—and dismay of Colts fans—everywhere, the Bills will turn to quarterback Derek Anderson in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Bills coach Sean McDermott announced the move yesterday that Anderson will be playing in place of rookie Josh Allen, who is dealing with an elbow strain. There is no plan for surgery, but Allen is now week-to-week. Allen suffered the injury in Sunday’s 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans.
“It’s football,” Anderson said. “Things that happen in this game never amaze me. You’ve gotta be ready at all times. I was fully aware of what I was getting myself into coming here. Obviously not ideal, but we are going to do what we can.”
The 35-year-old Anderson hasn’t started an NFL game since the 2016 season with the Carolina Panthers and owns a career passer rating of 71.1 with 10,413-yards and evenly matched 60 TD’s and 60 INT’s,
And while that may not seem like a good ratio, it blows Nathan Peterman’s 3 TD to INT ratio out of the water.
Not to mention, Anderson has completed 54.1-percent of his passes. Peterman has completed 11.4-percent of his passes to the other team (9 of 79).
So yeah, starting the 13-year vet over Peterman was a no brainer.
As opposed to whoever drafted the guy—who was a different kind of no brainer.