Lions Work Out QB Nathan Peterman

Nathan Peterman‘s brutal Bills outings did not dissuade the Lions from taking a look at the now-free agent quarterback.

Detroit worked out the second-year passer, Field Yates of tweets. This is Peterman’s first workout since the Bills waived him this week.

The Bills signed both Derek Anderson and Matt Barkley this season, doing so because of Josh Allen‘s injury and Peterman’s inability to give the team manageable starts. Peterman made two starts for the Bills this season. Both ended in blowout losses.

This season, Peterman has a 6.5 Total QBR and has thrown one touchdown pass compared to seven interceptions. This work sample came a year after the 2017 fifth-round pick’s infamous five-interception outing against the Chargers.

The Lions have Matthew Stafford and Matt Cassel on their active roster and Jake Rudock on their practice squad.

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  1. bradthebluefish

    Given how many chances Peterman has made and completely failed at, I’m surprise anyone would take him in.

    • padam

      They worked him out with the defensive secondary…just to remind them of what an interception looks like.

    • jeb39999

      I wouldn’t say he has had “many” chances it feels like it but he is a 5th round pick who has only started 4 games in his career all of which came behind a terrible o-line against quality defenses. Peyton Manning threw 11 picks in his first 4 starts. Peterman may never get another chance but clearly too small of a sample size to say “many” chances and the chances he has had were far from ideal for any inexperienced quarterback to succeed. It easy to throw him under the bus but it is the Bills fault for whatever Peterman is today.

  2. of9376

    I feel that Petermans struggles are purely mental. He obviously showed the ability based on him being drafted and what he showed in OTA’s.

    He may benefit from time on the bench behind a veteran QB.

    • ThePriceWasRight

      agree. the league has seen he can complete passes to anyone not in a bills uniform

  3. dust44

    Completely perplexed by Peterman. He was pretty go for PITT. And gets to the league and can’t throw it to the offensive guy. Weird things happen to dudes in crappy situations tho I guess.

  4. Sk8rboi

    If this was 2008 this would make perfect sense. Belichick should sign him to replace Brady.

  5. RockHauler

    As HC Matt Patricia stands on the sideline watching Peterman on the field making throws during his tryout, he motions for Stafford to come over and says, “See what he’s doing out there? Now do the opposite!”. Then he walks off the field snickering.

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