Patriots among teams working out quarterback Nathan Peterman

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When you get to the chapter about the Patriots’ draft options, feel free to toss Nathan Peterman into the mix.

You most likely know Peterman as a Pittsburgh quarterback, but he’ll always be a Tennessee quarterback to me. He spent three years with the Volunteers as a backup before transferring and starting for the Panthers for two years. Most projections have Peterman going late on the second day or early on the third day of the draft.

Other teams that have shown interest in Peterman include the Texans, Steelers, Bills and Chiefs. All of those teams have potential quarterback needs, but the Patriots wouldn’t seem to, with Tom Brady as the starter and Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett both having proven they can play well as backups. The only reason the Patriots would seemingly have to draft a quarterback would be if Bill Belichick plans to strip Garoppolo or Brissett of his Patriots status.

Peterman has a lot of similarities to Garoppolo, and if the Patriots were to draft Peterman, it could be an indication that they’re not quite as opposed to trading Garoppolo as they’ve let on. If the Patriots do say farewell to Garoppolo and replace his roster spot with Peterman, they may tell Garoppolo, “Kudos, Jimmy, on a job . . . done.”

29 responses to “Patriots among teams working out quarterback Nathan Peterman

  1. In a weak QB draft class, Peterman is a sleeper and may start more than some QB’s drafted before him .

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    Appears to have potential if he can get with a club that can give him a redshirt year or two to develop.
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  3. Patriots keep insisting they’re not trading Garappolo, but they keep working out projected 1rst and 2nd rnd pks when they don’t have any in those rnds. Now a QB. Hmmm. Going into what may be the best draft in 10 yrs with no 1rst or 2nd rnder. I doubt it.

  4. Pats should remember that pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered. Trade Jimmy G to Cleveland for their #12 and two #2 next year.

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    That’s very likely what will happen.

    And, then, the troll hater heads will explode when that happens, and NE adds Sherman and Lynch on short term deals as well.

  5. The team with a 40 year old starter and the back up is entering the final year of his contract doesn’t need to be looking at QB’s? OK. I see your point.

  6. Trade Jimmy G to Cleveland for their #12 and two #2 next year.
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    Not enough.

  7. Cleveland’s not trading the #12 pick to NE for Jimmy G. unless Jimmy signs a long-term deal. Why would he do that??? He can wait a year, and (1) see what happens with Brady, or (2) become an unrestricted free agent and pick his long-term home.

  8. Garoppolo will not be with NE once the season starts. He goes to Cleveland on draft night for the #12, a 2nd rounder, plus one more pick probably a 3rd or 4th.

  9. Of course JG would sign a long term deal, just like Jamie Collins did. He’d get at least 40 mil guaranteed this yr, instead of waiting to see what happens. He’s probably made less than 2 mil in his career so far.

  10. If Florio had posted this, there would have been a Peterman Seinfeld reference.

    In any case, the Patriots could draft Peterman and keep Garoppolo because of the risk of losing Garoppolo to free agency in 2018. For 2017, if Brady were to get hurt, they would need Garoppolo to have any chance of repeating. We saw enough of Brissett to know that he’s a project.

  11. Excellent investigative work; another piece on the chessboard for Coach Belichick. It looks like Mr. Garoppolo may be heading to the Browns. He is far better than any of the QB’s in the draft and well worth a first round pick.

  12. Ah, the smoke and mirrors part of the NFL season and all the magicians are in there showing their stuff. I like it.

  13. townie45 says:
    Apr 11, 2017 10:36 AM
    Excellent investigative work; another piece on the chessboard for Coach Belichick. It looks like Mr. Garoppolo may be heading to the Browns. He is far better than any of the QB’s in the draft and well worth a first round pick.

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    and maybe would have been the difference in several games they lost last year, had he been with them then.

  14. Or maybe Belichick just likes to stay ahead of the curve AND ahead of everyone else. Could be a smokescreen that’s keeps other teams guessing. He likes to play like that. Or he’s coding him for future. Runs him through a series of plays that others take no notice of but that Belichick has already determined to be a “thought process” identifier. Teachers do that all the time with their K-2 students. They do a running record that then informs the teacher on next steps. Works very well in the proper hands.

  15. Trade Brady to Cleveland and let’s usher in Garropolo era. Another 10-15 years of continued success.

  16. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 11, 2017 11:31 AM
    Trade Brady to Cleveland and let’s usher in Garropolo era. Another 10-15 years of continued success.
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    Trade you to get a fresher turd from a different punch bowl

  17. “and maybe would have been the difference in several games they lost last year, had he been with them then.”

    I doubt it. Mainly it would have led to Jimmy being hurt far worse than when he got injured with the Pats. Browns had the worst Oline in the league last year, giving up 138 QB hits and 68 sacks. That’s why they had 4 different starters last year, the QBs kept getting hurt and knocked out for the season.

  18. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 11, 2017 11:31 AM
    Trade Brady to Cleveland and let’s usher in Garropolo era. Another 10-15 years of continued success.
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    What a thing to say. No one is going to invest in a 40 year old QB no matter how good he is. And what anyone would be willing to give the Patriots for one or two years of service is not enough to make the Patriots consider trading him.

  19. bobthebillsfan says:
    Apr 11, 2017 12:02 PM

    What a thing to say. No one is going to invest in a 40 year old QB no matter how good he is. And what anyone would be willing to give the Patriots for one or two years of service is not enough to make the Patriots consider trading him.
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    You’re half right. There isn’t enough to get the Pats to trade him but you can bet Bill O’Brien would give up his first born to get Brady

  20. Cleveland will never be good until they get an above-average QB. If Jimmy is that guy, he is more valuable than their entire draft board and they should trade accordingly.

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