Bills Cut Ties with Nathan Peterman
It wasn't hard to see. With the success that Matt Barkley had against the New York Jets and with Josh Allen appearing to be recovered from that elbow injury, the Buffalo Bills needed room on the roster, so on Monday they cut quarterback Nathan Peterman.
It's been a rough go for the second-year quarterback and it started last year with the five interceptions in the first half of a game against the Chargers in Los Angeles. But he actually won the competition in training camp against AJ McCarron and Josh Allen and earned the starting assignment against the Baltimore Ravens in the season opener. He was on the bench after completing only 5 of 18 passes for 24 yards and two interceptions.
But circumstances kept him on the roster and nearly every time he was called on it resulted in disaster. Replacing Josh Allen when he was injured in Houston Peterman's interception and return for a touchdown decided that game. And against Chicago he was intercepted three times including a pick-six.
In his career with the Bills he threw three touchdown passes, but he threw an equal number of touchdown passes to the opposition; interceptions returned for a score.
In his press conference on Monday coach Sean McDermott said Josh Allen would be his starting quarterback after the bye week when Jacksonville comes to town. Since Derek Anderson may have recovered from his concussion by that time it would mean the Bills would have four quarterbacks on the roster - somebody had to go.
Interesting to note that if Peterman passes thru waivers, the Bills could add him to the practice squad. Is there a team in the league willing to take a chance on him?