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Tyrod Taylor Benched By Bills In Favor Of Rookie Nathan Peterman

A Buffalo Bills helmet sitting on a bench.

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: A Buffalo Bills helmet sits on the bench before the game against the New York Jets at New Era Field on September 15, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

A rookie quarterback will get the start.

The Buffalo Bills announced that quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been benched in favor of rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman.

Peterman, a fifth-round pick out of Pitt, took over for Taylor in the second half of the team's blowout loss to New Orleans on Sunday.

After Taylor struggled, completing just 9-of-18 passing for 56 yards, Peter came in and completed 7-of-10 for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Now he'll get the start against the Chargers. Buffalo Bills beat writer Matthew Fairburn first reported the news.

Buffalo suffered back-to-back blowout losses at the hands of the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints. The Bills remain in the playoff hunt and own the 6th seed in the AFC.

Peterman will lead the Bills against the Los Angeles Chargers with kickoff set for 4:05 p.m. ET.