Report: Nathan Peterman is serious contender to start for Bills
Despite being comically bad during his short tenure as Buffalo’s starting quarterback last season, Nathan Peterman may be getting a second chance.
ESPN’s Mike Rodak recently reported that Peterman should be considered a “serious contender” to start under center for the Bills this season. Rodak adds that Peterman has been rotating daily first-team reps with AJ McCarron, while rookie Josh Allen has seen periodic time with that group in minicamp.
The 24-year-old Peterman got two starts for Buffalo last season during Tyrod Taylor’s brief absence due to benching and injury. However, he proved to be a colossal disaster, as evidenced by a five-interception performance in one half against the Los Angeles Chargers that almost had to be seen to be believed.
This year though, Taylor is no longer on the team, having signed with the Cleveland Browns. Meanwhile, Peterman has had some extra time to develop — Rodak also notes that he looked especially sharp this past Tuesday when he completed 10 of 13 pass attempts in 11-on-11 drills and threw a touchdown to end practice. With McCarron an underwhelming option and Allen obviously inexperienced, Peterman might actually be the best man for the job right now.