The Bills have released quarterback Nathan Peterman, the team announced on Twitter. It’s the end of a tumultuous era in Buffalo, as the 2017 fifth round pick became the subject of intense fan and media criticism.
The news comes on the heels of Matt Barkley’s strong performance this past Sunday, and is a sign that rookie Josh Allen will be ready to return once the team returns from their bye week. Peterman won a three-way training camp battle that included Allen and A.J. McCarron, but didn’t make it even a full game as the starter. He was benched in the opener and the team immediately turned to Allen.
Allen injured his elbow against the Texans, and Peterman threw a game-losing pick-six when he came on in relief. After reportedly facing internal pressure from players, the team turned to Derek Anderson as its starter, but Anderson was quickly injured himself.
The team went back to Peterman two weeks ago for their game against the Bears, and it was disastrous. Peterman threw for just 188 yards on 49 attempts, and threw three interceptions. The team was once very high on Peterman, even benching Tyrod Taylor for him at one point last year, but he’ll be looking for a new team now.
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