The Buffalo Bills are set to take on the New York Jets this Sunday, and amazingly, it looks like they’re going to have to start a quarterback they signed less than two weeks ago. That’s right, Matt Barkley is going to get the nod.
Barkley, who was signed back on October 30, is expected to start the contest, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Josh Allen, who is dealing with an elbow injury, has been ruled out.
Buffalo’s quarterback situation is easily the worst in the NFL right now. The Bills also have Derek Anderson, who is dealing with a concussion, and Nathan Peterman, who has struggled mightily.
Barkley hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2016. But, he will attempt to lead the 2-7 Bills to their third win of the season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2018
Since a 13-12 win over Tennessee back in early October, the Bills have lost to Houston, Indianapolis, New England and Chicago. They’ve scored just 96 points for the entire season.
Barkley, meanwhile, has played for Philadelphia, Arizona, Chicago, San Francisco, Cincinnati and now Buffalo. He starred at USC in college.
The Bills and the Jets are set to kick off at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday.