Nathan Peterman Will Be Bills' Starting Quarterback vs. Ravens


The Ravens officially know which quarterback they'll face to start the 2018 season as the Bills announced Nathan Peterman as their starter Monday morning.

Peterman beat out strong-armed rookie first-round pick Josh Allen (No. 7 overall) for the job. Peterman is entering his second season after seeing limited action last season as a fifth-round rookie.

The Bills decided to bench starter Tyrod Taylor midway through last season in favor of Peterman. In his first NFL start, Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers and was quickly replaced by Taylor.

He started one other game and finished the season 24-of-49 for 252 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions (38.4 quarterback rating) in four games played.

Peterman played quite well this preseason and won the job over Allen and veteran A.J. McCarron, who was traded. Peterman completed 33 of 41 passes for 431 yards, three touchdowns and one interception this preseason.

Allen may eventually be the starter in Buffalo this season, but the Bills are avoiding having a rookie make his first career start in M&T Bank Stadium.

Per ESPN, the Ravens are 14-2 against rookie quarterbacks at home. Under Head Coach John Harbaugh, Baltimore has allowed four touchdowns to rookie signal-callers at M&T Bank Stadium while forcing 13 interceptions in 10 games.

The Bears' Mitchell Trubisky won in his first NFL road start in Baltimore last year, though he went 8-of-16 for 113 yards and a touchdown and fumbled twice.

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