Barkley expected to start for Bills on Sunday
Josh Allen has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the New York Jets, and the Buffalo Bills expect to start recently signed Matt Barkley at quarterback.
The team made the announcement Saturday afternoon, also stating that rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds has cleared concussion protocol and will play.
The Bills selected both Allen and Edmunds in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
At quarterback, Barkley was the choice of head coach Sean McDermott over turnover-prone Nathan Peterman.
Barkley, 28, was signed on Oct. 31 and is being sent onto the field in the manner veteran Derek Anderson was 12 days after signing. Anderson started in Week 7 at Indianapolis and the following week against New England, but he has been sidelined with a concussion since.
A fourth-round draft pick by Philadelphia in 2013, Barkley hasn't appeared in a game since the 2016 season, when he played for Chicago. He has passed for 1,911 yards, eight touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 11 career games (six starts).
Peterman threw three interceptions last Sunday in a loss to Chicago, giving him seven on the season to go along with just one touchdown pass. In his two-year career, 12 of his 130 attempted passes have been picked off.
--Field Level Media
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