“It’s the right thing for our team,” McDermott said.
The Bills moved Taylor to the backup role against the Chargers despite the team entering the week with a 5-4 record. He had been replaced the previous week after going 9-for-18 for 56 yards in three-plus quarters of a loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Three straight losses have knocked Buffalo out of the final wild-card spot in the AFC standings. The Bills are in the midst of a 17-season playoff drought, the longest active streak in North America’s four major professional sports.
McDermott shook his head “No” when asked if he had any regrets about starting Peterman.
“I felt like it was the right decision, and right now the best decision for us is to focus on the Kansas City Chiefs,” McDermott said.
“I don’t believe in making irrational snap decisions. I don’t think that’s right,” he added. “But you make decisions and you go with it. And sometimes you learn.”
Taylor has thrown for 1,842 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He was 15-for-25 for 158 yards and a touchdown after entering Sunday’s game against the Chargers in the second half.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.