Nathan Peterman had more interceptions than Tyrod Taylor on 405 fewer passes

AP

Perhaps it was fitting that the Bills’ season ended on Sunday with a Nathan Peterman interception.

Peterman, who was anointed in favor of Tyrod Taylor in the regular season only to throw five interceptions in the first half of a loss to the Chargers, also replaced Taylor on Sunday after Taylor was injured. Peterman ended the Bills’ last chance with an interception.

In the end, counting both the regular season and postseason, Peterman threw six interceptions on 52 passes. Taylor threw five interceptions on 457 passes.

For whatever reason, the Bills don’t have a lot of faith in Taylor, and although he’s under contract for 2018, the Bills are widely expected to cut Taylor rather than pay him $18 million. But it’s hard to see how they could be confident in Peterman, given his propensity for throwing the ball away.

So while Peterman is sure to be on the Bills’ roster in 2018, it ought to be as a backup. And if the Bills aren’t sold on Taylor they will need to go shopping elsewhere for the starter.

46 responses to “Nathan Peterman had more interceptions than Tyrod Taylor on 405 fewer passes

  1. It’s insanely easy to not throw an interception if you rarely ever throw the ball down field. I’d love to see a comparison of starting QB’s this year and the number of passes greater than 10 yards – not counting yards after catch. Tyrod has ***GOT*** to be last in that category. Any average Joe off the street could keep the ball safe like Tyrod did if you don’t even try to push the ball down field.

  2. Peterman will be the #3 QB next year behind a new veteran (to replace Taylor) and a 1st-round draft pick… assuming they even keep Peterman on the roster next year. He might even end up on the practice squad.

  3. Tyrod Taylor is the second worst starting QB in the league. Only DeShone Kizer is worse. Taylor doesn’t see wide open receivers and checks down like a rookie or a back-up who never worked with the starters. It must be as demoralizing for his teammates as it is for the fans. They KNOW they could have won in Jacksonville. Peterman may or may not be the answer but Taylor isn’t.

  4. With Buffalo, Taylor has thrown 51 TDs and only 16 INTs and a 62.6% completion percentage. He’s also rushed for an average of 525 yards per season with 5 rushing TDs.

    While Taylor may not be a “franchise QB,” the Bills can certainly win with him. He was 8-6 in games he started and, who knows, if he started instead of 5 INTs Peterman, that game might have turned out differently.

  5. Hard to keep the ball when you are throwing on the #1 secondary/defense in the league. As a Jags fan at the game yesterday, I can’t believe how often the Bills tried to through the air. You have Shady and Tyrod. Take a tip from your old coach (that just beat you). Hold on to that ball and manage the clock.

  6. thetundraturf says:
    January 8, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Is peterman better at throwing interceptions than Tyrod is better at not seeing open receivers?
    Who knows

    I was mocking him after the hike, he’d run left, run right, scramble this a way, scramble that a way. I was waiting for Freddie Mitchell to get open, LOLOLOL. Then he got hurt and I felt bad right away. Holding that ball too long

  7. If Peterman is the only option for next year, then keep Taylor. Besides that, the team obviously needs a QB who can throw down field. Taylor is not even a threat over 10 yards.

  8. All these so called journalists will try to pull up anything in the hopes the Bills retain Tyrod. Sorry, it won’t happen. Any competent starting QB and some back ups outside of Blake Bortles would have won that game easily for the Bills. Tyrod showed why he’s probably done in Buffalo and possibly as a starter in the NFL.

  9. so, if you’re saying Tyrod is the better option then you obviously have not watched him all season. Of course if you don’t take chances your INT’s will be lower.

  10. What the bills need to do is hit the FA market hard for an experienced, descent QB. The team would have an honest chance to beat NE or PIT if they didn’t have a bum behind center.

  11. “For whatever reason, the Bills don’t have a lot of faith in Taylor,…”
    ___________

    …did you happen to watch the game yesterday? He either throws a bootleg 3 yard pass or throws it to the 3rd row of the stands. Heck, the two or three times he threw it vertically, it sailed about 10 feet over the intended WR. It’s nice to be cautious, but only throwing it to a guy open by 5 yards or nobody will not work in the NFL.

  12. For whatever reason, the Bills don’t have a lot of faith in Taylor, and although he’s under contract for 2018, the Bills are widely expected to cut Taylor rather than pay him $18 million.

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    Did you not see him continually missing passes downfield, en route to a 3 point day? Can’t win in the NFL like that. There will be plenty of veteran free agents to pick through which would be an upgrade at passing. AJ McCarron, Alex Smith, Kirk Cousins…

  13. Tyrod didn’t have a good game, not surprising against that defense, but his corp didn’t help. That receiving corp is not good. Kelvin Benjamin can’t get seperation even when he pushes off and he’s 6’5 240, the only actual options are the running back & Clay.

    Want to see how uninspiring their receivers are? Here’s a sentence for you, Nick O’Leary & Kelvin Benjamin vs Jalen Ramsey & Telvin Smith. ‘Nuff said. Also the playcalling was atrocious, some of the most generic play calling I’ve ever seen, it’s almost like they the team has accepted that their receivers can’t get open so they don’t even attempt to scheme them open.

  14. ——–
    Did you not see him continually missing passes downfield, en route to a 3 point day? Can’t win in the NFL like that. There will be plenty of veteran free agents to pick through which would be an upgrade at passing. AJ McCarron, Alex Smith, Kirk Cousins…
    ———

    Alex Smith is under contract and there’s no way the Bills are in position to trade for him, a woefully incomplete team vs Broncos, Jaguars & Cardinals that have the offensive pieces in place – it’s not happening. Kirk Cousins just played a season where the Redskins let almost all of his receiving options leave, I doubt he’s willingly going to go to another team that also has none. Good luck with AJ

  15. “Any average Joe off the street could keep the ball safe like Tyrod did if you don’t even try to push the ball down field.”

    ————————————-

    Any average Joe off the street huh? Keep dreaming bro.

  16. If Bills fans think Alex Smith is going to come to town and be the answer, isn’t he also called Captain checkdown, throwing short passes all day long? He had a great year because of the weapons that KC had (Kelce, Hill, Hunt) – the Bills don’t have those weapons and if Smith goes there, good luck next year with all of his 3 yard passes.

  17. You can’t run the a play on #21, flip it and expect #20 to not notice.

    That’s what the Bills did.

    Result? Game clinching pick.

    Gracias.

    Bills Mafia sleeps with the fish.

  18. This is the guy that Bills management sees as their future. That’s all you need to know to figure out why this franchise has been so bad for so long.

  19. The media. Never afraid to pile on…

    As for this: “For whatever reason, the Bills don’t have a lot of faith in Taylor” I’m guessing it’s because they watch him play and don’t just listen to lazy media narratives.

  20. Daggs says:
    January 8, 2018 at 10:31 am
    It’s insanely easy to not throw an interception if you rarely ever throw the ball down field.
    ———–
    Said some random guy on the internet that has never played in the NFL (or college or high school for that matter.)

  21. That last pass Peterman threw took So Long to get to the wide receiver, not surprised it was intercepted. The wide receiver could have done a better job of shielding the defender, but Peterman threw a Slow ball.

  22. Hardly fair to judge the guy on what he was thrust into. I think he looks like he’s going to be a decent QB.

  23. jpaq68 says:

    January 8, 2018 at 11:20 am

    This is the guy that Bills management sees as their future. That’s all you need to know to figure out why this franchise has been so bad for so long.
    ____________________________________________________________________________________
    Yeah, because that Blake Bustles in Jacksonville is just so great isn’t he? Taylor is better than that bust.

  24. The Bills will never go anywhere as long as management listens to the fanboys, and that’s what they’ve been doing.

    The bar is set way too low because the fanboys are always in denial.

    Think about it.

  25. Yeah, because that Blake Bustles in Jacksonville is just so great isn’t he? Taylor is better than that bust.

    Why didn’t Buffalow win yesterday then??? Lol, billsaintneverwinning

  26. Did you see how long that last pass took to get to the WR, oops, excuse me, the DB? To those that don’t think Alex Smith would fit, I disagree. Give KC a 2nd or 3rd round pick. The Bills have good receivers if they had a QB that can get them the ball. Alex Smith, hits the open man!!! Make the trade!!!!

  27. The Bills will regret moving on from Taylor. The focus on him is just distracting from the many more serious issues the team has, like an OL that can’t block and hideous play calling.

    Those issues will become glaringly clear next season if they ditch Taylor.

  28. Thank God they are finally going to get rid of Taylor…he is horrible…he holds onto the ball even with wide open targets all over the field…then he checks down for a two yard pass…absolutely hate him…the worst…

  29. Tyrod “I RUN WITH THE BALL” Taylor or Mr. One and Done couldn’t complete a pass that counted for points from five yards from the goal line! WHAT A JOKE!! OR SHOULD WE SAY WHAT A CHOKE!! They’re saying–oh what’s the use, Tyrod was mistakenly labeled as QB by I can’t beat the Patriots “BEGGING RYAN” who we all know was a joke of a coach. E’nuff said.

  30. Please people stop. Taylor is mediocre…we win despite him. And no the SD game would not have been different in terms of W and L. If anyone watches Bills football, Tyrod is not a starting QB..can you beat teams sure…consistently..no. Bills won on turnovers, good field posiitonal play and a decent to good running game. Taylor should be gone, simple. As for Peterman, I have no idea what he is..hes a rookie tossed to the dogs on a road start against a tough team with a swiss cheese OL. Oh yeah come on in with 50 seconds left on the road ag the Jags…we’re down 7 go score…. IS Peterman good I dunno maybe he stinks, but I KNOW what Tyrod is and I’ll take my chances elsewhere

  31. And Taylor/Bortles comparison?? seriously who cares but Bortles stinks too….. despite how bad we were we still had more chance to make plays to win that game…we had more CHANCES than Jax..we didn’t take advantage of any of them, so we lost. JAX one drive TD, Bills one drive FG. Game. Thats it. Bortles is bad because hes terrible with the football. He tried, he really tried to throw a few picks and fuble it away..but we didn’t capitalize. So we lost. But lets not waste time saying who stinks more..I mean really both teams are better with new QB’s. Bortles played well enough for us to win and we couldn’t take advantage..thats the bad part

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