Sean McDermott announced Wednesday that Tyrod Taylor will once again be the starting quarterback for the Bills when they face the Chiefs this weekend in Kansas City.
Nathan Peterman will again be the backup. “He handled it like a pro,” McDermott said. “He has to learn that this was not all him.”
“When you go through the situation, where we are and where we’re going, I feel the right thing to do is to start Tyrod,” McDermott said. “Just like last week, I thought the right thing to do was to start Nate.”
McDermott would not commit to Taylor starting the rest of the season and Taylor confirmed the move is, to this point, only about this week.
“It’s been an interesting set of days, but it’s the National Football League,” Taylor said. “You gotta be prepared for anything and, focus-wise, you can’t let things break your focus. Whether it’s last week, this week, I’m going to continue to prepare.”
Taylor termed his relationship with McDermott as “still there”. Both have the same goal: winning games.
He now just wants to move forward.
“Put it behind me. Learn from it. Visit it maybe sometime down the line, but right now it’s about the Chiefs and whatever it takes to find a win week in and week out,” Taylor said.
Though he appreciates the support he received across the country after being benched, Taylor says he didn’t need it.
“I’ve always been confident. I don’t necessarily rely on other people, whatever they say or don’t say to push my confidence any way,” Taylor said. “I’m as confident as ever in my ability and this team’s ability to finish out this season in a positive way.”