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Jon Gruden Has Signed A New QB With The Raiders

Jon Guden addressing the media in front of a Raiders backdrop.

ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden speaks during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California. Jon Gruden has returned to the Oakland Raiders after leaving the team in 2001. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Oakland Raiders are reaching the end of another abysmal season, but Jon Gruden is keeping his focus on improving his current roster. Although this latest move might be mocked by other franchises around the league, it appears the veteran coach is ready to revitalize Nathan Peterman's career.

Derek Carr is undoubtedly the Raiders' starter, yet the only other quarterback on the depth chart is AJ McCarron. Well, the two gunslingers will now be joined by the former fifth-round selection.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Oakland has signed Peterman this afternoon in large part because Gruden is fond of his playing style.

Peterman had an excellent career at the collegiate level with the Pittsburgh Panthers. However, he has just three touchdown passes and 12 interceptions with the Buffalo Bills.

Unfortunately, his eight career games have been mostly nightmares for him and his team.

If Gruden can somehow turn Peterman into a serviceable backup that can limit turnovers, then it could be one of his greatest achievements as a head coach.

Despite a brutal start to his career in the NFL, Peterman will have another opportunity to prove his worth in Oakland.