Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott was asked whether or not he would keep four quarterbacks on his roster on Monday. Those four options are rookie Josh Allen, Matt Barkley, Derek Anderson and Nathan Peterman.
Barkley played well against the New York Jets in a 41-10 win on Sunday. Allen appears to be trending in the right direction health wise as he recovers from an elbow sprain. Anderson is still in the concussion protocol, but McDermott constantly praises him for his veteran knowledge.
And then there were three.
McDermott responded to that prior-referenced question by saying: “We’ll see.”
Apparently he’s seen enough just six hours later.
The Bills announced yesterday evening that they’ve released Peterman. The announcement comes after Week 10, which is the same week the team named him as their surprising starting QB against the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017, where Peterman was picked off five times in one half.
Still, McDermott said some kind things about Peterman on his way out the door.
“I’m still confident in Nate,” McDermott said. “I thought, just like the question with Josh in a separate way, also an important way, that Nate had a front row seat to watch Matt come in and handle the offense and do what he did.”
And you can bet plenty of other teams are listening to McDermott.
I just hope none are dumb enough to believe him.
Source: USA Today