Bills cut Nathan Peterman

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Nathan Peterman kept his job far longer than anyone expected. He kept it longer than he should have, too.

But the end has come for Peterman in Buffalo.

The Bills announced they waived Peterman on Monday.

The sign that the end was near came when Matt Barkley, who signed Oct. 31, was named the starter for Sunday’s game and led the Bills to a 41-10 win over the Jets.

Peterman opened the season as the Bills’ starter but went only 5-of-18 for 24 yards and two interceptions in the loss to the Ravens. He threw 13 interceptions on 133 career regular-season and postseason pass attempts.

He has thrown three career touchdowns and three pick-sixes.

Peterman finished 1-3 as the team’s starter in two seasons after the Bills made him a fifth-round pick in 2017.

94 responses to “Bills cut Nathan Peterman

  1. He has NFL experience and has actually won a game so his future as a backup for multiple teams over the next ten years is set….

  2. It was the only way this was going to end. Hard worker and great team mate, but unfortunately Nathan Peterman does not have what it takes to be an NFL QB.

  3. The front office and coaching staff of the Buffalo Bills has become the definition of incompetence. If any of the staff survive this year it is a testament to the idiocy of the Pegulas. Peterman as a starter? Enough said.

  4. Ahhh maaaaannnn…no more Peter Man jokes. Now all we have to laugh at is the NY Jets dumpster fire, their delusional fans, and incompetent office staff to include Woody.
    Oh wait, we still got Marcus Peters, him getting burned regularly, but not owning that he sucks, and all the fun when someone puts a microphone in his face to get some illegable hood jumble of words while trying to sound edgy. We’ll be ok.

  5. Thing is he had the absolute worst possible first start of his career and it always seemed like his confidence was shot. Maybe a change of scenery and he won’t suck so badly. But I hope his change of scenery isn’t on my team’s roster.

  6. Peterman just needs a chance; he’s like a younger Drew Brees or a White Russell Wilson. INTs is gonna happen—-that’s football but the guy is seriously one of the best in the NFL

  7. Hmmmm that’s weird I wonder why… I had suck high hopes for this guy but Of course just like the bills he let me down.

  8. The real culprits here are the staff – totally exposed. That they were so bad at evaluating him, so bad at training him – and in benching (and then getting rid of) Tyrod for HIM! And kept pushing it. Now they’ll say they gave Peterman their best effort when frankly all they’ve done is their best to wreck any chance he had of someone else training him up properly as a backup somewhere.

  9. Peterman was snake bitten. Everything that could go wrong when he was in did go wrong. Deflected passes, dropped balls, fumbles…. Kelvin Benjamin as his primary receiver! I hope a fresh start does him good.

  10. boyso3 says:
    November 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm
    How the hell did he win a game?

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    It was in a blizzard against the Luck-less Colts. He completed 5 passes for a grand total of 57 yards in a 5 quarter game. LeSean McCoy had 156 yards including the winning score in OT.

  11. There’s a lot of vitriol for this guy. Granted he has no business on an NFL field, but people beat him up like no player I’ve ever seen between this website and talking heads everywhere.

    Hope he has a good future selling insurance or as a PE teacher.

  12. Belichick picks him up and he disappears into the system. The season after next he starts the first two games (Brady is suspended for his haircut) and plays really well. At the deadline Belichick trades him for a third and a fourth. He never plays well again.

  13. vancouversportsbro says:
    November 12, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    Cutting him was probably like that scene in Moneyball with Jonah Hill. “You’re cut Nathan”. His response: “Okay.”

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    That was classic.

  14. And then Nathan rode off into the sunset with the 2.6 million dollars the Bill paid him chuckling loudly to himself

  15. lot of vitriol?
    he not good. the scorn for this dude is deserved. why don’t gm’s quash the kyle bollers of the world. definitely could use fewer of them. but no. they get a blank check wherever they go. there’s always an excuse as to why they aren’t cutting it.

    but if you’re a better than average player with an unpopular opinion or an attitude that doesn’t fit the mold of the pro qb than sorry pal no work for you despite the fact that there’s always a minimum of 6 teams with quarterback issues. yes such vitriol.

  16. People continue to believe Peterman kept his job longer than he should have… But, what is so hard for people to understand? The Bills didn’t have any option. They had no healthy quarterbacks. They needed a warm body. I’ve said it for weeks, as soon as they have the ABILITY to release him, they will. Allen, and Anderson will be ready by the next game, and they have Barkley now. Three quarterbacks who know the offense make it possible to dump him. At one point, he was the only heathy QB. Not that hard to figure out.

  17. What makes the Bills quarterback situation even worse is that you gave the Chiefs Patrick Mahomes. Let that sink in. The fans of Buffalo deserve better than the incompetence they’ve suffered through

  18. Coaching failure as usual. He was only a second year player who didn’t play, so basically a rookie. He throws picks and it’s unforgivable, but if Josh Allen throws picks it’s ok, and to be expected. A QB with accuracy and “touch” (Peterman) can learn to play better, but a QB without accuracy and “touch” (Allen) can’t. I see another 4 or 5 painful years in Buff before they figure that out.

  19. jredshoes says:
    November 12, 2018 at 9:58 pm
    What makes the Bills quarterback situation even worse is that you gave the Chiefs Patrick Mahomes. Let that sink in. The fans of Buffalo deserve better than the incompetence they’ve suffered through

    Thank goodness for that, though. Mahomes is in the perfect system for his talent to shine. It would’ve been a waste having him on this Bills team, running for his life.

  20. And he goes down as quite possibly the worst QB to have ever started more than one game in NFL history.

  21. Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says:
    November 12, 2018 at 8:43 pm
    boyso3 says:
    November 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm
    How the hell did he win a game?

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    It was in a blizzard against the Luck-less Colts. He completed 5 passes for a grand total of 57 yards in a 5 quarter game. LeSean McCoy had 156 yards including the winning score in OT.
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    And let’s not forget that it wasn’t even Peterman that QB’d the winning drive. That honour goes to Joe Webb!

  22. Well, the Bills are down to 5 quarterbacks now. Logan Thomas threw a dime on the fake punt! Pryor next?

    Josh Allen to start if and when he’s healthy, I would bet on him getting hurt again at some point though.

    I expect Matt Barkley to be the #2 QB while Derek Anderson occupies space as a game-day inactive and mentor to Josh Allen.

  23. So how did the bills pay nate 3 million ? something you often do harrisonhits….make stuff up to fit your narrative. he was paid 1 million for 2 years of employment. rookie contract. you should be preparing yourself for the hard times to come in boston. brady is starting to look average.

  24. He can join the hero Johnny Football in the CFL. He needs mo reps to improve as a QB, he can’t do that in the NFL practice squad system.

  25. Reality is he got a retirement fund in early 20s that your 50 yr old ass is cant compete with…

  26. I guess I’m getting older. I don’t think it’s great to poke fun at the end of a players career. I’m all for cutting guys who don’t make it but.. the remarks by the “journalist” / bloggers or opinion writers on PFT lack any degree of professionalism. The comments are one thing the pro’s inexcusable. Stay classy PFT.

  27. His name became a verb and a funny noun.

    He Peterman-ed that one AND The Jets going up against the Petermans.

    I hope he catches on somewhere just to drive people crazy and keep the above examples in the NFL vocab.

  28. Petermans problem is 2 fold:

    1) Just about every pick-6 he threw was on a 10 yard out route to the far side. He lacks the arm strength to get the ball there on that route

    2) Just bad luck – how many ints did he throw that actually hit the WRs right in the hands, only to have it tipped? Honestly, about 5 of his ints.

    I wish Nate nothing but the best!

  29. Now go ahead and say the Bills are tanking.

    Management has been trying to win the whole time but are simply completely inept.

  30. Hard to feel too awfully bad for the kid. Even if he never tosses another football, he made it to the NFL and he got paid some decent $$$ (Goodbye college loans). He’s young and if he doesn’t get picked up then he can finish getting a degree w/no money worries. Not a bad start in life.

  31. Like Jimmy Johnson said at halftime of the 6 interception game…..”That coach in Buffalo has ruined the kid”……#Trust the process…..SMH

  32. Peterman is as good a quarterback as Kaepernick. Yet Peterman has no business in the NFL and a lot.of.people can’t figure out why Kaepernick is not in the NFL. I guess perspectives differ.

  33. Tyrod Taylor was definitely not the answer, and I was glad to see him go. I couldn’t believe they were going to give this guy the reins, but I assumed they saw something in him that the rest of us weren’t aware of. We don’t go to practice so we really don’t know what these guys have. I am suspicious that the bills front office doesn’t know either. So long Nathan it was entertaining, But not much else.

  34. I wonder if any team will give him another shot…either in Canada, the new league or any of the arena leagues. I get the feeling he may be done with football though.

  35. Good luck Nathan, you are a great kid. It’s pathetic that people on this site and the sportswriters ripped you day after day. You played college and NFL pro football while they were in high school on the chess and debate teams.

  36. joetoronto says:

    November 13, 2018 at 5:39 am

    Now go ahead and say the Bills are tanking.

    Management has been trying to win the whole time but are simply completely inept.
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    Why are you not on your Raider threads anymore Joe? Speaking of inept? You have a lot to talk about.

  37. I’ve never seen one guy have so many receivers alley-oop the ball into the waiting hands of the defense. Cursed.

  38. “He throws picks and it’s unforgivable, but if Josh Allen throws picks it’s ok, and to be expected.”
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    This is the strange mindset that somehow infected some Bills fans. He didn’t just throw picks in the normal sense–he threw 5 IN A HALF. He also had a ZERO quarterback rating game. His career QB rating was 32. Josh Allen’s is currently twice that and he’s never even had a single game as low as 32. You can wish the kid well while still acknowledging he just wasn’t an NFL talent.

  39. billswillnevermove says:
    November 13, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Good luck Nathan, you are a great kid. It’s pathetic that people on this site and the sportswriters ripped you day after day. You played college and NFL pro football while they were in high school on the chess and debate teams.
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    I’m not saying that ripping him is okay, but you explained exactly why we don’t have sympathy for bad players like Peterman. Even at the lowest of their career, they’re still making tons of money and they’re still famous. His life is still pretty good from a material point of view. We don’t have to show sympathy. He’ll be okay…

  40. Great news for Peterman… he gets out of Buffalo. Regardless of whatever city he moves to, including Oakland, it will be an upgrade.

  41. jasons81 says:
    November 13, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    Great news for Peterman… he gets out of Buffalo. Regardless of whatever city he moves to, including Oakland, it will be an upgrade.
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    Stupid comment, Buffalo is a great place to live. Would be an upgrade if you didn’t post on something you have no clue about.

  42. Congrats to the Peterman for cracking the PFT Most Commented list.
    All publicity is good publicity as long as they spell your name right.

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