Bills release QB Nathan Peterman

November 12, 2018 - 8:26 pm

The Buffalo Bills announced Monday night that the team has released quarterback Nathan Peterman.  

The 2017 fifth round draft pick started the season under center week one at Baltimore, but was benched in the second half in favor of Josh Allen.  Five weeks later Peterman came in in relief of an injured Allen, threw a go-ahead touchdown, but then also threw a game-costing pick-six at the Houston Texans with the score tied late in the fourth quarter.

The team started veteran QB Derek Anderson the following week, after signing him less than two weeks before that, but Anderson suffered a concussion the following Monday Night against the New England Patriots.  The Bills signed Matt Barkley two days later, but with both Allen and Anderson injured, and Barkley only on the roster for five days, Peterman was back under center at home against the Chicago Bears two weeks ago.  He threw three interceptions, including one that was brought back for a touchdown.  Apparently McDermott and the Bills had seen enough.  They started Barkley Sunday at the New York Jets, who looked solid in his Bills’ debut, leading the team to a 41-10 win.

Peterman first made national headlines when he threw five interceptions in a half at the Los Angeles Chargers last year after McDermott started him in favor of Tyrod Taylor.

In just over a season and a half in Buffalo, the Pittsburgh product appeared in eight regular season games, going 1-3 in four starts, completing 52.3-percent of his passes for 548 yards and three touchdowns.  But he also threw twelve interceptions on only 130 pass attempts.

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