Nathan Peterman

Nathan Peterman

Quarterback #2
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 225 lb.
Born:May 4, 1994
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 5 (171)
Draft Team:BUF

Nathan Peterman: Receives contract tender

The Raiders placed an fifth-round pick tender on Peterman (elbow) on Monday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: Peterman failed to suit up during the 2019 season after an elbow injury forced him to finish the season on injured reserve. The 25-year-old stands to make $2.1 million with the Raiders, however, the Raiders would stand to receive a fifth-round pick back as compensation should they fail to match an impending contract offer from another team.

March 16, 2020 4:07 PM EST

Nathan Peterman: Lands on injured reserve

Peterman was placed on injured reserve Monday with a small tear in the supporting ligament in his elbow, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Peterman had an impressive preseaon for the Raiders as he completed 71.4 percent of his passes for 475 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions while also rushing 12 times for 78 yards. The 25-year-old remained behind Derek Carr and Mike Glennon on the depth chart, but there was the potential for him to receive another look elsewhere if the Raiders waived him. Instead Peterman will move to IR while he recovers from the ligament injury.

September 2, 2019 2:11 PM EST

Nathan Peterman: Leads preseason comeback win

Peterson completed 23 of 37 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's preseason win over the Packers.

Analysis: The former Bill led the Raiders' offense on two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to engineer a comeback victory, finding De'Mornay Pierson-El for a seven-yard TD with a little over five minutes left in the game and then guiding the team into field-goal range for Daniel Carlson's 33-yard game-winner inside the final 10 seconds. Peterman remains stuck behind Derek Carr (who got the night off) and Mike Glennon (who played the first quarter Thursday) on the Oakland depth chart, but this performance could earn him a look from another club in need of a backup QB with some experience if he doesn't make the cut for the Raiders.

August 22, 2019 11:33 PM EST

Nathan Peterman: Makes future deal with Raiders

Peterman signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Peterman's struggles with the Bills over the last two years have been well-documented with just three touchdowns compared to 12 interceptions in eight games. Josh Allen is the clear future for Buffalo and Matt Barkley will be a serviceable backup, so the Bills cut Peterman in November. According to Paul Gutierrez of, coach Jon Gruden likes Peterman's athleticism and sees a chance to reinvent him. "Hopefully, we can take him into the offseason program. See if we can restart him and get him going," Gruden said. Peterman will battle AJ McCarron to be Derek Carr's backup in 2019.

January 1, 2019 8:44 PM EST

Nathan Peterman: Joining Oakland practice squad

Peterman is joining the Oakland practice squad, not the 53-man roster, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Given his career totals of three touchdowns and 12 interceptions on 130 pass attempts, the Raiders probably don't need to worry about another team poaching Peterman off their practice squad. Jon Gruden was a huge fan of the Pitt product ahead of the 2017 draft, and the Raiders coach now gets a closer look to see if there's anything to salvage. This move comes with no real risk for the Raiders, but it's also hard to find any shred of upside, considering Peterman is substandard in terms of both physical tools and poise.

December 19, 2018 11:45 AM EST

Nathan Peterman: Signed by Gruden

Peterman is signing with the Raiders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Raiders coach Jay Gruden once referred to Peterman as the most pro-ready quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft. Ultimately selected by Buffalo in the fifth round, the Pitt product tossed three touchdowns and 12 interceptions on 130 career pass attempts prior to his release in mid-November. Gruden now gets his chance to take a closer look at Peterman, who will slot in behind Derek Carr and AJ McCarron on the Oakland depth chart. It's a reclamation project without much upside, as Peterman lacks elite physical tools to offset his jitters in the pocket.

December 19, 2018 11:25 AM EST

Nathan Peterman: Works out with Detroit

Peterman recently held a workout with the Lions, a source told Field Yates of ESPN.

Analysis: It was Peterman's first audition with another team since the Bills cut him loose Monday following a disastrous season-and-a-half-long run with the organization. Though Peterman possesses an ideal frame (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) for a quarterback and is just 24 years old, the tape he's put out thus far in his brief career suggests he's not a capable NFL backup or a developmental prospect worth keeping on a 53-man roster. If he finds a new home somewhere this season, it will most likely be as a member of the practice squad.

November 18, 2018 7:01 AM EST

Nathan Peterman: Cut loose by Buffalo

The Bills waived Peterman on Monday.

Analysis: Peterman was horrendous in eight spot appearances during his two-year tenure in Buffalo, posting a completion percentage of 52.3, interception rate of 9.2 percent and three touchdowns on 130 career passes. With the impressive showing from Matt Barkley on Sunday against the Jets and the expected return to health of Josh Allen (elbow) in Week 12 following a bye week, Peterman was on precarious footing. The Bills made the logical move with their 53-man roster, even if it meant admitting defeat with the development of the 2017 fifth-round pick.

November 12, 2018 5:14 PM EST

Nathan Peterman: Benched in favor of Matt Barkley

Matt Barkley will get the start at quarterback while Peterman will act as the second-string option, the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: That's now two times in one season Peterman has been passed over by a quarterback the Bills acquired off the street, with Derek Anderson (concussion) and Barkley earning starting roles after dismal games from the turnover-prone second-year player. Josh Allen (elbow) is expected to be back following the team's Week 11 bye, meaning Peterman could very well be the fourth option on the depth chart in two weeks time.

November 10, 2018 1:31 PM EST

Nathan Peterman: Potential starting assignment up in the air

Head coach Sean McDermott would not commit to Peterman starting on Sunday against the Jets in the event that Josh Allen (elbow) and Derek Anderson (concussion) cannot play, Joe Buscaglia of reports.

Analysis: Anderson has already been ruled out for Week 10, so he will not be an option for the Bills this week. Allen has not played in almost a month, and although he will get three days of practice in this week, he is not a lock to play, either. That would put Peterman in line for another start, but McDermott's comments at his Friday morning press conference leave the door open for Matt Barkley to start if Allen ultimately is ultimately ruled out as well. Expect more details on the Bills' quarterback situation to emerge in the near future.

November 9, 2018 7:52 AM EST

Nathan Peterman: Not expected to make another start

Coach Sean McDermott said Peterman will only get another start if both Josh Allen (shoulder) and Derek Anderson (concussion) are unavailable, Mike Rodak of reports.

Analysis: Peterman tossed three interceptions during Sunday's 41-9 loss to the Bears, bringing his total to 12 picks on 130 career pass attempts. If nothing else, the Bills should have a decent chance to get Anderson through the concussion protocol in time for a Week 10 game against the Jets. There's really no reason to give Peterman another start, even if it means turning to recent addition Matt Barkley.

November 5, 2018 1:25 PM EST

Nathan Peterman: Three more interceptions in blowout loss

Peterman completed 31 of 49 passes for 189 yards and three interceptions while rushing eight times for 46 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-9 home loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Peterman continued to build his case for the worst passer of all time, tossing another pick-six among his three interceptions to bring his career touchdown to interception ratio to 3:12. His line would have looked even worse if not for a one-yard rushing score with his team down 34-3 in the fourth quarter. Up next for the Bills is a Week 10 matchup with the Jets, and they'll certainly be hoping to have at least one of Josh Allen (elbow) or Derek Anderson (concussion) back by then.

November 4, 2018 4:11 PM EST

Nathan Peterman: Another opportunity

Peterman's teammate Derek Anderson (concussion) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Analysis: This means Peterman will make his fourth NFL start. Given the Bills' all-time anemic passing game over eight games and the fact that Peterman can improve his career passer rating by throwing every single pass Sunday directly into the ground, you'd possibly need to be in a two-quarterback league with 30 byes instead of this week's six to have Peterman be even a thought on your fantasy radar this week. In fairness, he's shown enough skill at times to where there's a shot he'll show the Bills something against the Bears, in what might be a last chance to convince the team he's worth keeping around as Josh Allen's backup into next season.

November 3, 2018 1:15 PM EST

Nathan Peterman: Starting chance remains

Peterman will start Sunday against Chicago if Derek Anderson (concussion) is unable to play, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Josh Allen (elbow) has already been ruled out and Anderson remains in the concussion protocol, making it increasingly likely Peterman gets another start. The Bills signed Matt Barkley on Wednesday so the team will at least have two healthy quarterbacks available heading into Week 9.

November 2, 2018 8:20 AM EST

Nathan Peterman: One step closer to starting

Peterman's teammate Derek Anderson (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday while Josh Allen (elbow) has already been ruled out for this week's contest against the Bears.

Analysis: While Adam Schefter already repotted that Anderson won't start this week, the Bills haven't publicly stated that yet even though everything they are saying indirectly implies this will be Peterman's show once again. The team also signed journeyman Matt Barkley on Wednesday, a pretty clear indication they're rolling with two healthy options for Sunday with Allen out and Anderson unlikely. If Peterman has another bad game, the national media will certainly have another field day at his expense since he's already tossed 10 regular season and playoff interceptions on a mere 85 NFL passes, including five in one half of football. The optimist following the Bills would say this will be a good final chance to see if Peterman truly does have NFL chops, as he showed in the preseason. The pessimist would wonder aloud if the best two quarterbacks that are healthy options don't even play that position between tight end Logan Thomas and the newly signed Terrelle Pryor.

October 31, 2018 11:35 AM EST

Nathan Peterman: Expected to start Week 9

Peterman is expected to start against the Bears on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Peterman will start under center Sunday with Derek Anderson (concussion) and Josh Allen (elbow) both sidelined. The second-year pro entered Buffalo's loss to the Patriots in Week 8 with about a minute left to play in the fourth quarter, and managed to complete both his pass attempts against soft coverage to end the game. Peterman has looked notoriously interception-prone in each of his numerous starts, and will not look forward to an easy matchup against Chicago's Khalil Mack-led defensive front on Sunday. Buffalo's offense will be one to avoid in fantasy realms as long as Peterman remains the starter.

October 30, 2018 1:24 PM EST

Nathan Peterman: Makes late appearance Monday

Peterman completed both of his pass attempts for 23 yards Monday on the Bills' final drive of the game after Derek Anderson took a hit that sent him to the locker room.

Analysis: While the Patriots were playing soft coverage and happy to let the clock run out with underneath stuff, we suppose the fact that Peterman didn't throw an interception is some small victory. Josh Allen (elbow) may not be ready to return for Week 9 against the Bears while Anderson's status is currently murky, so there's a chance it could be the Peterman Show one more time.

October 30, 2018 10:52 AM EST

Nathan Peterman: Won't start Week 8

Peterman's teammate Derek Anderson will get the start Week 8 against New England, Mike Rodak of reports.

Analysis: Perhaps it's a sign just how bad Peterman has been in limited chances -- he's thrown nine interceptions on just 79 career passes -- when he's being bypassed for a 35-year-old that just signed with the team two weeks ago and turned the ball over four times in Sunday's loss against the Colts. Josh Allen (elbow) isn't ready to come back yet, so Peterman will remain the No. 2 for the time being. It'll be interesting to see what the Bills do when the prized rookie is ready to return, while it's possible Peterman could see the field in Week 8 if the Patriots get out to a big lead vs. the Bills, if only so the team has a last-ditch attempt to see if the second-year player holds any promise around his shattered ego.

October 22, 2018 2:03 PM EST

Nathan Peterman: Bypassed for starting nod

Peterman will remain in a backup role Sunday against the Colts with coach Sean McDermott announcing that Derek Anderson would start at quarterback in place of the injured Josh Allen (elbow), Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.

Analysis: After Peterman tossed two interceptions -- including one that was returned for a touchdown -- in relief of Allen during the Bills' Week 6 loss to the Texans, McDermott couldn't justify turning the starting job back over to the second-year signal-caller. Peterman has struggled mightily across his six career regular-season appearances, completing just 44.3 percent of his passes while throwing for three scores and nine picks. Even though Allen is considered week-to-week and seems likely to miss multiple games, the Bills will hand the keys to the offense over to the 35-year-old Anderson, who doesn't fit into the team's long-term plans but should provide more stability behind center than Peterman.

October 17, 2018 9:01 AM EST

Nathan Peterman: Makes costly error after replacing Allen

Peterman completed six of 12 pass attempts for 61 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Texans. He also gained two yards on his only carry.

Analysis: Peterman was called into action after Josh Allen went down with an elbow injury late in the third quarter. He helped capitalize on a Texans turnover with a 16-yard touchdown pass to give his side the lead, but he threw interceptions on back-to-back drives in the fourth quarter, including one that was returned for the decisive touchdown. The severity of Allen's injury has yet to be determined, but in the event that he's forced to miss time Peterman would step in as the starter. However, given his track record of ineptitude, the team could turn to Derek Anderson or pursue outside options if the rookie is facing an extended absence.

October 14, 2018 1:40 PM EST

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