It appeared to be a foregone conclusion that Tyrod Taylor would enter the 2017 season as the Buffalo Bills‘ starting quarterback. However, head coach Sean McDermott isn’t ready to cement Taylor’s spot atop the depth chart just yet.

Buffalo selected Nathan Peterman in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft and the former Pittsburgh product is expected to serve as a developmental option, before getting a genuine shot at the starting role.

Although it seems obvious Taylor will start, McDermott didn’t make a firm commitment Saturday.

“Competition is there,” McDermott said to ESPN’s Mike Rodak. “You earn the right to start on this football team.”

Cardale Jones and T.J. Yates are also vying for a chance at the starting spot.

“They’re going to compete, just like the rest of them,” McDermott said. “Nothing is promised to anyone. We’re going to compete every day. (Even) I’ve got to earn my spot. You guys have heard me say that before.”

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