(WKBW) – The Buffalo Bills made the stark decision to start rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, and while it was popular with some fans of the team, it was not a decision met with the same reaction by the man that was benched, Tyrod Taylor.
Taylor met with the media just a little over an hour after the decision was announced by head coach Sean McDermott, and said he’d continue to help the team where he can, but made one thing very clear, as well.
“I don’t agree with the decision,” Taylor said in his initial statement to the media, while also adding that he was disappointed by what the Bills chose to do.
Taylor has been the starter for the past two-and-a-half seasons for the Bills, only being benched once before — for the Week 17 game in 2016 against the New York Jets. Taylor struggled to get the offense moving at all in the team’s most recent blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Taylor admitted that he was both shocked and surprised when he was told of the decision by McDermott on Tuesday.
Now sent to the bench for the second time in his Bills career, and with no guarantee that he’ll ever start a game for the Bills again or be with the team past the 2017 season, does Taylor believe he’s gotten a fair chance in Buffalo?
“I don’t really look at life as fair or unfair,” Taylor said. “There’s going to be plenty of circumstances that you go through that’s not fair, or fair. You just have to deal with it, to be honest.”