The Buffalo Bills have continued to have issues at the quarterback position as the season has rolled along with their being a great deal of uncertainty at the spot.

This has seen these issues once rise up as veteran quarterback Derek Anderson suffered a concussion in Monday’s loss to the New England Patriots. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, this has pushed second-year quarterback Nathan Peterman into the starting lineup in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears.

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Peterman had initially been the starting quarterback to begin the season but had struggled tremendously to provide any stability under center for the franchise that led to rookie Josh Allen getting a shot to play early in his first campaign. The 24-year-old has struggled to throw the ball four interceptions along with tallying just 108 passing yards on 13-of-32 completed passes. Peterman has been a turnover magnet in his brief NFL career as he has seen him tossed nine interceptions in seven career regular season games.

The decision to make him the starter at this point is out of pure necessity with the Bills down to him as being their final remaining healthy quarterback on the roster. Allen is still on the mend from his elbow injury that has now kept him out off the field for the last weeks. This is likely a move that Buffalo is making temporarily until either Anderson or Allen return from their respective injuries.

That said, Peterman has an opportunity in front of him to prove that he can be an effective quarterback in the league. He has been a part of the Bills’ struggles offensively this year ranking last in passing and scoring at just 10.6 points per contest. Peterman will have a difficult challenge ahead facing one of the top defenses in the Bears that could see another tough outing for him and Buffalo this season.