ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott gave a vote of confidence Friday to Tyrod Taylor after his performance in Thursday’s preseason loss to the Philadelphia Eagles raised questions about Taylor’s standing as the starting quarterback.
“I have all the confidence in the world in Tyrod,” McDermott said, later saying he expects Taylor to be the Week 1 starter.
Taylor will start the Bills’ next preseason game Aug. 26 in Baltimore and will play into the third quarter.
Leading the Bills’ first-team offense for the first six possessions Thursday night, Taylor completed 8 of 18 passes for 53 yards, two interceptions and a 12.0 quarterback rating. He was also sacked twice while playing behind an offensive line that was without injured left tackle Cordy Glenn.
Asked after the game if he would consider a change at quarterback, McDermott said, “We’re always going to evaluate everything.”
A team spokesperson later clarified that McDermott was not considering moving away from Taylor.