Nathan Peterman is the Bills best option at backup QB

Peterman topped draft eligible QBs with his 114.7 passer rating under pressure.

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Nathan Peterman is the Bills best option at backup QB


  • When speaking with Sal Maiorana earlier this week, Bills rookie QB Nathan Peterman talked about how his fifth-round draft position will serve as a motivator for him, providing a chip on his shoulder. Prior to the draft, there was talk that Peterman may go as high as the second round, but ultimately he fell to the fifth where the Bills took him with the 171st pick.
  • Peterman was the fifth ranked quarterback on PFF’s draft board and he ranked as our 105th overall player in the draft class. If QB Tyrod Taylor is forced to miss any time in 2017, Peterman should be the guy called in to replace him.
  • Peterman ranked fourth out of 43 draft eligible quarterbacks in 2016 with a 54.8 adjusted completion percentage on passes that traveled at least 20 yards in the air down field.
  • He ranked seventh among draft eligible quarterbacks with a 66.1 adjusted completion percentage while under pressure in 2016 and his 114.7 passer rating while under duress was second in the class. Peterman threw for nine touchdowns and surrendered just one interception while pressured in his last year at Pitt.

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  • Andre Taylor

    With all the teams giving up major draft capital to move up and select QB’ that are no where near as pro-ready as rookie QB Nathan Peterman. Not that i was surprised that Peterman lasted past the 2nd or 3rd round, but after in recent years teams finding their franchise QB’s rounds 2 and lower. Seattle gets Russell Wilson in the 3rd round, Oakland gets Derek Carr in the 2nd round, and Dallas got Dak Prescott in the 4th round last year. All three of the QB’s taken in the 1st round have high bust potential, especially Mitch Tribisky. All three come from college spread offenses, where they dont huddle, call plays in the huddle, rarely ever taking snaps from under center, not having a full understanding of pre-snap reads, reading defenses, throwing with anticipation, 3,5, and 7 step drops. Whereas Peterman did all those things and well for 2 years in a pro-style offense at Pitt, making him the most pro-ready QB in this class. At 6ft 2, 225lbs, with solid arm strength, with the anticipation skills to throw receivers open. With an excellent long ball, proficient in reading defenses. Calling the O-line protections, 3,5, and 7 step drops, Peterman will end up being the best QB in this class