ORCHARD PARK, NY - All three quarterbacks had a strong preseason debut against the Panthers on Thursday night.
Coming into the game, A.J. McCarron has been the most consistent one in camp but Nathan Peterman came out firing to start the game. He went a perfect 9/9 on their opening drive and capped it off with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin.
McCarron had a strong showing too and then the loudest roar from the crowd came when rookie Josh Allen took over in the second half. He showed off that cannon of an arm and had a late game touchdown to Ray-Ray McCloud.
Being his first NFL game experience, no one knew what to expect from Allen but McDermott liked what he saw.
"He came out and threw the ball down the field early there, which was a good, aggressive shot; I liked that. I saw him settle in to the game a little bit as the third and fourth quarter unfolded and had a nice couple of drives, and then one resulted in a touchdown late in the game," Sean McDermott said on Friday afternoon.
Now McDermott has a good problem to have with all three quarterbacks taking a step in the right direction.
"All three of them played well, so it makes my job tougher. We evaluate the games heavier than we do the practices, but I was impressed with all three of them. They all three had their moments; they all had their moments and like I said earlier, they all raised their game and moved the offense at times down the field," McDermott explained.
They're sticking with the same quarterback rotation so while Peterman started this game, expect McCarron to start next week's second game in Cleveland.