Bills Release Nathan Peterman

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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15 comments on “Bills Release Nathan Peterman

  1. And this guy beat AJ McCarron??? Yeah. They aren’t tanking. Surprised they didn’t cut Barkley for winning.

  2. joefriday14

    This is of course is a foul day for Mr. Peterman who gave his heart and soul to the Bills and their fans. Thank goodness he will join Ron Gardenhire in Detroit and will hopefully catch on with the Tigers.

  3. 2012orioles

    Confidence is everything in sports. Being left in like he was that first game and being tormented by media was a bad start for the peterman

  4. Mack83

    I will say that game against the Bears he should really only be counted for 1 int. The other two were not his fault.

  5. jeb39999

    Baltimore, Houston, and Chicago with limited experience any quarterback with a awful o-line would struggle in those games. Barkley played the hapless Jets D would couldn’t stop anything. Peterman hasn’t shown much but what a terrible place to play quarterback. If was fun for Barkley last week but he will certainly make the Jaguars look like a top defense again next week.

  6. trident

    “Peterman is ready to walk in and be a contributor from day one. He just looks like a pro quarterback — coming out of the huddle, running an offense with different formations, shifting, motioning, different patterns that other colleges don’t run. Peterman will recognize route combinations and associate formations.” – Jon Gruden

  7. crosseyedlemon

    The AAF doesn’t hold it’s QB draft until Nov. 27 so Peterman still has time to join Hackenberg for that illustrious event.

  8. tank62

    How can I take Bills management seriously when they had this kid starting week 1? Should’ve kept McCarron and eased Allen in stash Peterman at 3rd string if you see him as a project. The kid was Clearly overwhelmed

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