ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Josh Allen will start for the Buffalo Bills at quarterback for Sunday's home opener versus the Los Angeles Chargers.
"It's the right move," McDermott said repeatedly. "I've got confidence in Josh, I've got confidence in this football team, and it's the right move for this football team."
The rookie Allen got his first glimpse of NFL action in week one's 47-3 blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the worst opening day loss in franchise history.
Allen completed six of his 15 passes for 74 yards and added 26 yards rushing on four carries. Not exactly eye-popping numbers, but a drastic improvement compared to Nathan Peterman's 5-18, 24 yards and two interceptions to start the game.
Peterman earned the starting role after a strong preseason, but Allen is the quarterback Bills brass moved up to select with their first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
LA is also fighting for their first win of the season. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at New Era Field.