Bills add QB insurance by signing Joe Webb
With both Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates still in concussion protocol, and the season opener just six days away, the Buffalo Bills brought in an insurance policy at the quarterback spot.
Buffalo signed former Panthers and Vikings quarterback Joe Webb to a deal on Monday.
If both Tyrod and Yates are not ready to go by Sunday's season opener, Webb would serve as the backup to Nathan Peterman, who would be making his first NFL start in his first NFL game.
Peterman was selected in the fifth round by the Bills in the 2017 NFL draft and has played very well this preseason and enjoyed a good training camp, though coach Sean McDermott has held that there is no quarterback controversy.
The issue right now isn't who should play Sunday, it's who will be available. If Taylor remains in the concussion protocol through Wednesday's practice, then the Bills may have a difficult decision to make.
The good news is that Taylor returned to practice Monday, which is allowed when a player is in the protocol, and McDermott said the quarterback appears to be getting better.