The Bills are turning to veteran quarterback Derek Anderson to start against the Colts on Sunday after losing Josh Allen to an injury.
Coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday the decision to start Anderson over Nathan Peterman was made in the best interest of the team.
“I’m always going to do what I feel is right for this football team,” McDermott told reporters. “I certainly trust and have a lot of respect for our locker room.”
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Peterman opened the season as the Bills’ starter, but was quickly replaced by Allen after Peterman completed just 27.8 percent of his passes and threw two interceptions in the season opener. He also relieved Allen when the rookie exited in Sunday’s loss to the Texans after suffering an elbow injury.
The Bills signed Anderson, 35, earlier this month after the veteran spent the last seven season with the Panthers. He also played for the Browns and Cardinals over his 12-year career.
McDermott provided an update on Allen and said the quarterback has an elbow sprain. He added: “There is no plan for surgery but he will be week-to-week.” He also indicated Allen is expected to play again this season, though McDermott didn’t give a timetable for his return.