Nathan Peterman to play with the second-string for the Bills

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Tyrod Taylor remains the unquestioned starter in Buffalo. But a rookie could be making a case for being Taylor’s primary backup.

Coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that former Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman will be the No. 2 quarterback in the team’s next preseason game, against the Eagles on Thursday night.

“He’s done a good job, he really has,” McDermott told reporters regarding Peterman. “This is a rookie quarterback that is in the development phase of his career, and he’s done a nice job. He did a nice job in the [preseason opener], I thought he’s handled the additional reps well, and we need to continue to develop Nathan, so we know what we have; I thought he’s done a good job.”

“I’m really excited,” Peterman told reporters regarding the opportunity to play with the second string. “I’m just trying to get better everyday, and trying to move forward and progress from Thursday. Hopefully I can do that and I’m looking forward to it.”

A fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft, Peterman already has beaten out Cardale Jones, who was traded recently to the Chargers.

Before the draft, former NFL coach Jon Gruden gushed about Peterman. And while Gruden pretty much gushes about everyone, he suggested that Peterman is the player with whom Gruden would be most comfortable as a Week One starter.

That likely won’t be happening in Buffalo, but it makes for an interesting not-too-distant future, especially with Taylor under contract for only two more years.

14 responses to “Nathan Peterman to play with the second-string for the Bills

  1. “Tyrod Taylor remains the unquestioned starter in Buffalo.”

    This statement says it all, a “QB” that can’t hit a TE over the middle 5 yards in front of him is the “unquestioned starter in Buffalo.”

    What a mess.

  2. I am truly disappointed that there is a Peterman story on PFT and Mike Florio incorporated no reference to an urban sombrero or his crazy night when he and Suzie gave in to temptation.

  3. I thought Peterman should have been drafted a little higher. Pretty much played in a pro style offense. I knew his learning curve would be shorter than others. Tyrod better watch out.

  4. Yates is not incredible but he has the most experience. I’d be real worried if we cut him and went with just Peterman as the back-up. Moving him to third string after one game doesn’t make me feel his spot is safe.

  5. From steamy summer days to frigid Buffalo nights, the versatile and luxurious N Peterman Quarterback is all the backup you need. Winning never felt so stylish.

  6. joetoronto says:
    August 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    “Tyrod Taylor remains the unquestioned starter in Buffalo.”

    This statement says it all, a “QB” that can’t hit a TE over the middle 5 yards in front of him is the “unquestioned starter in Buffalo.”

    What a mess.
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    Crawl back under your rock and wait for your welfare check you useless 6 ID troll. Remaining bitter about not getting the Bills still gets you nowhere and no team.

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