No, the Buffalo Bills aren't making a quarterback change.
As much as there is a segment of the team's fan base that has lost faith in Tyrod Taylor, he's not going anywhere right now, coach Sean McDermott said Monday.
"Tyrod's our starter," the coach said.
Taylor is coming off a lackluster performance in the passing game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. He finished 17 of 25 for just 125 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions in a 9-3 loss. He did add 55 yards on eight rushes.
"We look at every position. I've said that before," McDermott said. "We look at every position. There's things that we can do better at every position. It's never just one guy, and that's what you have to understand.
"There's 11 guys on the field and there's 46 guys that are dressed, so it's never just one guy. So we can all do our own part, and do a better job. That's what I expect moving forward."
Taylor falls into that category of those who improve, the coach said.
"We all do. The quarterback. Myself. All parts of this football team need to do a better job," he said. "You can look at it and say regardless on the outcome, we've got to continue to get better, and that's true. That's what you do in the process of developing as a football team. All parts of us need to improve."
The backup quarterback is typically the most popular guy in town, and with the Bills there is an element of the unknown that's intriguing when it comes to rookie backup Nathan Peterman. McDermott was asked how he avoids caving to the outside pressure to play Peterman.
"Well, you stay with the plan," he said. "I've been around a couple coaches that have had what I would consider pretty good success in this league, one of which is Andy Reid. So I've watched when he was in a similar situation, and he stayed true to his plan. You have to adjust the plan from time to time, and that's what you do. But every decision Andy made and every decision we're trying to make is in what we believe to be the best interest of this team and this organization, both short and long term. I keep saying that. That's really how you stay the course. It's an early part of the season."