Bills quarterback competition just getting started

Bucky Gleason

Rookie quarterback Josh Allen will be getting work with the first team, as reported by, but it's way too early to suggest he'll be the starter when the Bills open the regular season against the Ravens in M&T Bank Stadium. The Bills planned to give Allen, A.J. McCarron and Nathan Peterman work with the first team to create a true quarterback competition.

McCarron has the inside track at this point based mostly on experience. The former Alabama star was a backup for four seasons with the Bengals but has only three starts in 2015 and eight other relief appearances to show for his NFL career. Peterman was a rookie last season who had two touchdown passes and five interceptions in four games.

Lets's not get too far ahead. It's early in training camp, and the competition remains in its infancy.

The best scenario for the Bills would include all three quarterbacks slugging it out for playing time with one emerging as the starter. If that's Allen, fine. He's the presumptive franchise quarterback. If he's not ready, the Bills can play McCarron or Peterman and expect similar results. Either way, the key is getting Allen prepared to take over the offense at some point this season.

This is a problem that will solve itself.