Nathan Peterman had a higher passer rating as a Chargers quarterback

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The Bills have admitted the error of their ways and re-embraced quarterback Tyrod Taylor. To the extent that anyone in the organization remains in the general vicinity of the pro-Nathan Peterman camp, consider this: His performance against L.A. was so bad that his passer rating actually would have been higher when viewed as a member of the Chargers, not the Bills.

Peterman completed six of 14 passes for 66 yards, no touchdowns, and five interceptions. That translates to a passer rating of 17.9.

If Chargers players had been the intended target of his throws, and if treating his one pick-six as a touchdown pass and interception return yardage as passing yardage, Peterman’s stat line would have been five for 14, 84 yards, one touchdown, and six interceptions. And that creates a passer rating of 41.1.

While it may not be easy for coach Sean McDermott to retreat on his decision to entrust the job to the rookie, it’s clearly the right decision — and it’s clear that Peterman won’t become the franchise quarterback the Bills desperately want.

At least they now know, which means they now can begin to evaluate their options for finding a franchise quarterback.

8 responses to “Nathan Peterman had a higher passer rating as a Chargers quarterback

  1. Bills fanboys were begging for this guy and now are begging for Taylor again.

    Some things never change.

    Just lose baby.

  2. Ouch!

    Oh man….Nobody should be figuring out evil stats like that!

    It’s the holiday season, give the guy a break.
    He probably has a family.

    I wish that it wasn’t so damned funny, though!

  3. “Bills fanboys were begging for this guy and now are begging for Taylor again.”
    _______________

    But that beats the ones who are still saying how they need to see more of Peterman. Tyrod throws 4 interceptions in 9 games and they’re finished with him. Peterman throws 5 in a half and they’re willing to write it off to a bad day. LOL.

  4. “it’s clear that Peterman won’t become the franchise quarterback the Bills desperately want”

    Really? Crystal clear after playing one half of an NFL game? Peterman is totally written off forever now eh? Granted it was a horrible performance and I’m not saying he should play ahead of T-Mobile. However, the sample size might be just a tad bit small to make a judgement on his entire future.

  5. Hard to see how Peterman ever overcomes this performance. What coach will ever risk his job by risking a similar performance. Fair or not, he’s probably done.

    He should actually use the holiday season to spruce up his resume for high school coaching or grad assistant. Shame on the Bills who made the choice, but he’s probably done.

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