The Josh Allen era is here already.
The Bills will start the 2018 No. 7 overall pick in Sunday's Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Chargers following Nathan Peterman's two-interception, 24-yard performance in the 44-point blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Buffalo's season opener, the team announced Wednesday.
Allen fared moderately better than Peterman after coming into the game in the third quarter, tossing 74 yards on 6 of 15 attempts. He was, however, sacked three times.
"I don't feel a need, honestly, to elaborate (on my decision)," McDermott said after the announcement, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak. "We talk a lot in-house about decisions and the right move ... This is the right move for us."
It was expected the Bills would be cautious with the development of their 2018 first-round pick.
However, projected starter AJ McCarron was unable to stay atop the depth chart during training camp and was traded to the Oakland Raiders, allowing Peterman to temporarily win the job off the back of a strong preseason.