Will both Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman make the roster in Oakland?

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For Raiders quarterback Nathan Peterman, the magic number on Thursday night was eight.

He was eight for eight against the Cardinals, but due to gaining only 41 yards and throwing no touchdown passes, his passer rating, however, was only 88.

While that’s a far cry from the former Bills quarterback’s disastrous 2017 performance against the Chargers, it may not be enough to topple Mike Glennon for the No. 2 job in Oakland — especially since Glennon’s performance last night generated a perfect passer rating of 158.3.

Glennon completed 11 of 14 passes for 175 yards (12.5 yards per attempt), with two touchdowns and no interceptions. That reflected a significant improvement over his Week One performance against the Chargers, which featured two picks and a passer rating of 58.8.

Within the next 15 days, coach Jon Gruden will trim the team’s roster from 90 to 53. He’ll have to decide whether to carry two or three quarterbacks. If Peterman remains at No. 3, will Gruden keep him?

Last year, Gruden kept two quarterbacks on the initial 53-man roster: Derek Carr and A.J. McCarron.

Gruden raved about Peterman before the 2017 draft, and Gruden surely relishes the chance to make Peterman a Rich Gannon-style reclamation project. If Gruden cuts Peterman, the XFL may come calling, with a requirement that Peterman slam the door on potentially signing with an NFL team in order to focus on the launch of the resurrected spring league.

Regardless, Gruden apparently has a couple of viable candidates to serve as the backup to Carr. In Glennon, Gruden has a guy who is pretty much all he’ll ever be. In Peterman, Gruden has someone who could maybe become something more than a backup.

15 responses to “Will both Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman make the roster in Oakland?

  1. Bob Menery would be so happy.

    Ya… you know that thing you get on the bottom of you foot that looks weird and you just cant scrub it off, yea you call that Nathan bleepin’ Peterman.

  2. bonitalocal says:
    August 16, 2019 at 12:12 pm
    Peterman and Glennon duke it out while Kap is deemed ‘Not good enough’?

    Yeah. Right.
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    Yeah. Right. Kap is not good enough. Nice observation. Welcome to reality.

  3. FinFan68 says:

    August 16, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    bonitalocal says:
    August 16, 2019 at 12:12 pm
    Peterman and Glennon duke it out while Kap is deemed ‘Not good enough’?

    Yeah. Right.
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    Yeah. Right. Kap is not good enough. Nice observation. Welcome to reality.

    If you can’t realize CK7 is better then both Peterman & Glennon you are part of the problem kap is fighting against!!!

  4. Might as well keep both…If Carr goes down, season’s over anyway…I think Gruden waits until the team moves to Vegas to decide on a long term solution for QB, Carr himself is on an audition to be honest.

  5. Glennon has never been as bad as his negative hype. He just wasn’t as good as his paycheck would lead you to expect when he was in Chicago. If you watched games and check out the stats, he and Trubisky were pretty similar that year they were together. Trubisky, after the season, was hailed as an exciting young QB full of potential while Glennon was painted as a failure. This is after a season where they played at the same level behind a BAD OL.

    Perception is everything. Glennon is a serviceable backup who could probably even come in and win a couple games now and then. He’s clearly better than Peterman.

  6. If you can’t realize CK7 is better then both Peterman & Glennon you are part of the problem kap is fighting against!!!

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    What has CK done to earn a roster spot? He’s turned down good offers because he believe he’s a $20M a Yr QB. At that price nobody want him, and he doesn’t want to earn it. Not to mention media crush a team would endure after signing him.

    The SJW pay just isn’t great. But since Nike likes him, I’m pretty sure he’ll do just fine off the football field.

  7. Peterman will probably make the team because he has the markings of a “Gruden Grinder”. A marginal player who earns a roster spot by telling the “coaching legend” how great he is, what an honor it is to play for him, etc.

  8. Glennon could be the best QB on the team. He’s never taken the field with a strong supporting cast until now. Sometimes backups like Nick Foles finally get a decent opportunity and they surprise a lot of people. Maybe I have a bad memory, but I can’t remember a lot of people being all that crazy about Nick Foles prior to the day he out-dueled Tom Brady in the super bowl. Now half the teams in the league would gladly pay him $25 million per year. Hard to judge a guy that’s never had a chance.

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