Bills Starting Rookie QB Josh Allen In Week 2

Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Bills are starting rookie QB Josh Allen for Week 2’s game against the Chargers.

The Bills have already confirmed the news:

The Bills elected to go with Nathan Peterman for the season opener, but he put together another disappointing outing and it appears as though Buffalo is ready to turn things over to their first-round pick.

Allen replaced Peterman in the third quarter of Week 1’s game against the Ravens and completed 6-of-15 passes for 74 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions. He also rushed for 26 yards.

Allen, 22, was taken with the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft by the Bills. According to OverTheCap.com, Allen receives a four-year, $21,265,508 contract that includes a $13,545,824 signing bonus.

The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Bills to pick up in 2021.

During his three-year college career at Wyoming, Allen recorded 365 completions on 649 attempts (56.2 percent) 5,066 yards, 44 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions to go along with 237 rushing attempts for 767 yards (3.2 YPC), 12 rushing touchdowns, and one receiving touchdown.

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