Three days after Tyrod Taylor was yanked for rookie Nathan Peterman in the Bills‘ 47-10 loss to the Saints, coach Sean McDermott announced that Taylor will remain on the bench this week when the Bills face the Chargers.
The development comes on the heels of a two-game losing streak that dropped the Bills out of a tie atop the division with the Patriots and currently has them sitting at 5-4 with a tenuous hold on the final playoff spot. And that reality — qualifying for the postseason for the first time since 1999 — played a role in first-year coach Sean McDermott’s decision to turn to Peterman.
Peterman saw his first action of the regular season against the Saints, and he finished 7 of 10 for 79 yards with a touchdown and no turnovers. Taylor, meanwhile, was 9 of 18 for 58 yards and an interception before he was pulled.
Taylor ranks 20th in value per play among all quarterbacks, according to Football Outsiders’ metrics, just behind Russell Wilson and Marcus Mariota. A season ago, Taylor ranked 19th in value per play.