Bills sign Derek Anderson for 2019

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The Bills brought in a pair of veteran quarterbacks during the regular season because of an injury to Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman’s ineffectiveness and they have signed both of them for next season.

Matt Barkley‘s contract extension was announced earlier this month and the Bills announced on Monday that they have also signed Derek Anderson for the 2019 season.

Anderson had a long run as Cam Newton‘s backup in Carolina, but was out of football when the Bills signed him in October. He went 42-of-70 for 465 yards and four interceptions in two games before suffering a concussion that led to Barkley’s arrival in Buffalo.

Allen talked about learning a lot from his more experienced teammates over the course of the season and the Bills likely saw the same value to having the mentors remain on hand as he heads into his second year.

11 responses to “Bills sign Derek Anderson for 2019

  1. Barkley showed he can play, and, don’t underestimate the value of a QB with Anderson’s experience. The Panthers know what a benefit it was for Cam Newton’s growth.

  2. Glad to hear it.

    Josh Allen has really taken some steps forward in his development since bo5 Anderson and Barkley were added to the roster. No reason to mess with what’s working right now, andIMo the more continuity the Bills have around their young QB, the better.

  3. bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    December 31, 2018 at 10:28 am
    While other teams are firing, the Bills are hiring. Positive addition > Bills moving in a upward trajectory.

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    I don’t know about upward trajectory, but this is definitely a good move. Johnny Manziel was supposed to provide an upward trajectory. That can only show ON the field.

  4. Lmao, what’s one more clown for the circus? upward trajectory???? 6-10??? Lol, I guess 60 years of losing will make you think that way

  5. Makes.sense, I mean he showed sooo much before he got his bell rung and sat out the rest of the season. Lol

    And folks wonder why the Pats own that division year in and year out. Stoopid is as stoopid does, Bills.

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