The perpetually mediocre Buffalo Bills (6-6) are facing a conundrum this Sunday when they take on the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field regarding who will start at quarterback. Tyrod Taylor limped through practice on gingerly on Thursday with a sore patellar tendon and Nathan Peterman is still reeling from his five-interception starting debut in the NFL against the Chargers.
So who will get the start on Sunday? Who should get the start on Sunday?
An entire generation of children in WNY are entering adulthood while we continue to ask the same question. Flutie or Johnson? Though that particular question seems a lifetime ago even for elder-fans – once again we find our team “in the hunt” with more questions at quarterback than answers.
And – after yet another mind-numbing loss to the Patriots, the Bills will face the only non-division opponent left on the schedule this season. Unless of course the Bills make the Super Bowl this year.
OK, so it is still theoretically possible…
But seriously, where do we go from here at quarterback?
It seems implausible at best for the Bills to win out, particularly with three divisional games on deck in December. And don’t count me in the group of folks who assume the Bills can beat the Dolphins twice either.
So the choice is a banged up Tyrod Taylor, who apparently is not seen as the “future” at quarterback in Buffalo – or – Nathan Peterman, whose psyche may not yet be recovered from his recent traumatic interception-fest?
As much as I’ve supported Tyrod Taylor in the past, it pains me a great deal to acknowledge his limitations. Being hobbled will only further force Taylor to play the position as a pocket quarterback, something he’s yet to prove he can do on a consistent basis.
So with four games left to go and the likelihood that the Bills will miss the playoffs for the 18th time in row, it seems logical to start Peterman on Sunday against the Colts. With the Bills likely drafting another quarterback in 2018, they do need to evaluate Peterman’s potential as much as possible.
And while that makes a lot of sense – we also know that’s not always what the Buffalo Bills do – or at least what they’ve done over the last couple of decades.
Let’s presume Taylor is hobbled but clear to go on Sunday. Who do you think should get the start, and why?
How would you prefer the quarterback situation be managed for the rest of the season?
You’ve read enough of my babble this season, now I’m asking for yours. Some of you reading this are quite knowledgeable about quarterbacks coming out of college to the NFL Draft.
Who would you prefer the Bills draft at quarterback next spring?
Please add your thoughts in the comment section and let’s have a civil discussion about where the Bills should go from here at the quarterback position? I’m looking forward to reading your thoughtful commentary because at this point, there’s a lot of ways this could all go down.
In fact, I had a recent exchange with WGR-550’s Nate Geary on Twitter about the merits of considering Kirk Cousins, even though he would cost a fortune.
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Let us know what you think.
Editor’s babble: Thanks for all the contributions/comments you’ve made this season. It’s been fun to see our comment section grow and become a really great place for discussion. I’m also on Twitter @RobynMundyWYO.