The running jokes about Nathan Peterman as an NFL quarterback have been put on hold. The Buffalo Bills just announced that they have released the second-year signal caller.
The 2017 fifth-round pick lasted one season and a half in Buffalo. He will be remembered for a number of disastrous lowlights that resulted in a 3-12 touchdown-to-interception ratio and multiple benchings.
Peterman began the season as Buffalo’s starter but didn’t make it through the opener. He completed only 5-of-18 passes for 24 yards and a pair of interceptions and was benched in favor of rookie Josh Allen.
We have released QB Nathan Peterman. pic.twitter.com/1DtMKfvZ0M
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) November 13, 2018
Peterman relieved an injured Allen against the Houston Texans in Week 6, but threw a game-losing pick-six. He would make one more start for Buffalo, throwing for 188 yards and three interceptions in a blowout loss to the Chicago Bears.
The Bills elected to use the recently-signed Matt Barkley over Peterman against the New York Jets last weekend, and were rewarded with a strong performance in a 41-10 win. That pretty much signaled the end of the Nathan Peterman Era in Buffalo.
Peterman finishes his tenure with the Bills having completed only 52.3 percent of his passes for 548 yards and the aforementioned three touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Five of those picks came in a disastrous and memorable performance in his first career start against the Los Angeles Chargers last season.
All jokes aside, Peterman seems like a decent guy who is trying his best. He’s just not very good at all.
Hopefully he gets another chance to at least make an NFL roster and become known for something more as a punchline.