Bills Name Their Quarterback for Sunday at Indy
Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott left some doubt on who he would name as his starting quarterback for this Sunday's game at Indianapolis when he addressed the media on Monday. With his regular Wednesday update he erased that doubt when he handed the keys to 13-year veteran quarterback Derek Anderson.
Anderson joined the Bills just last week with the intent of serving as a mentor to rookie Josh Allen, but all of that changed dramatically when Allen was injured and his primary back-up Nathan Peterman confirmed once again he's not up to the job. So that left the coach with a huge dilemma, neither of them very good.
We already knew what Peterman can do - lose football games for you, or do you go with a guy who's been a career back-up? Anderson will have to absorb a lot over the next few days to lead the offense.
Anderson attempted only 8 passes for the Carolina Panthers last year as a back-up to Cam Newton. As a starter Anderson has a 20-27 career record.
McDermott also confirmed that Allen has a sprained elbow and won't be able to play this week. He won't need surgery and is listed week to week.