Raiders tender Nathan Peterman

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Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has never been shy about sharing his fondness for quarterback Nathan Peterman, so it’s no surprise that he’d like to have him around for the 2020 season.

Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that the Raiders have tendered Peterman as a restricted free agent. It’s the original round tender, which means that Peterman will make $2.133 million if he plays out the year on the tender or that the Raiders will get a fifth-round pick if another team signs him away via an offer sheet.

The Bills were the team that picked Peterman in the fifth round of the 2017 draft and he was released in November of his second season. He signed to the Raiders practice squad in December and spent all of last season on injured reserve with an elbow injury.

Peterman made eight appearances and four starts with the Bills. He was 68-of-130 for 548 yards, three touchdowns and 12 interceptions in those outings.

6 responses to “Raiders tender Nathan Peterman

  1. The guy has the tools to be a solid qb and he must be a great blocker room guy and maybe even has shown some great leadership abilities… 2 organizations now were all about this guy, so there has to be some serious positives with him, right? I hope next time he gets in a game he makes a couple nice plays early, settles down, and shows everybody why the coaches dont give up on him. I’d love to see on game day what the coaches have been seeing from him in practice over the past however many years.

  2. Gruden collecting QBs again.
    Close to signing Marcus Mariota, too.
    Someone has to tell Gruden that this isn’t Pokémon.

  3. Yeah, the Bills did Peterman no favors when he was with them. He wasn’t good, no, but we do forget that they threw him in with no practice with the starters in that 5 interception game. I’m not saying that he’ll ever be a franchise starter or even stop gap starter, but he could end up being a decent backup. We’ll see in time if he is able to turn it around, but it will certainly be an uphill battle.

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