QB Nathan Peterman - Oakland Raiders
|6-2, 226||Born: 3-4-1994||College: Pittsburgh||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2017|
2018 Week 1 vs BAL (5 / 18 / 24 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Nathan Peterman had a disastrous performance against the Ravens. The weather was poor, but that did not prevent Joe Flacco from lighting up the Buffalo defense. Peterman was inaccurate, missing several throws wildly and led an offense that did not gain a first down in the first half. Peterman was replaced by Josh Allen in the second half after throwing his second interception. Peterman threw for 1.3 yard per attempt prior to leaving the game and finished with a quarterback rating of 0.0.
2018 Week 6 vs HOU (6 / 12 / 61 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Nathan Peterman came into the game against Houston after Josh Allen suffered an elbow injury. He was disastrous, throwing two interceptions, including a pick 6 that gave Houston the win. The other interception officially ended the game was a throw back across his body that got deflected into the air for an easy interception. Peterman did manage a touchdown to Zay Jones in the end zone on a well run double move. Peterman has thrown 9 interception on 79 career passes.
2018 Week 9 vs CHI (31 / 49 / 189 / 0 / 3 pass, 8 / 46 / 1 rush)
Nathan Peterman started as a result of injuries Derek Anderson and Josh Allen. Peterman predictably struggled in a lopsided loss at home against a tough Chicago defense. Peterman was inaccurate throughout the game and compounded the problem with poor decision making. Peterman's decision making can best be summed up by his decision to scramble then step out of bounds on an untimed down from midfield at the end of the first half. Peterman threw three interceptions. The first was not his fault as a throw to Terrelle Pryor was deflected up in the air. His second was to Zay Jones and thrown low on a ball that could have been called for pass interference. The low throw was deflected into the air and intercepted for a pick 6. The third interception was his fault, a low ball behind Kelvin Benjamin. On the positive note, Peterman did manage to get in the end zone on a quarterback sneak. Buffalo will face the New York Jets and will hope either Josh Allen or Derek Anderson is healthy by then.
2017 Week 10 vs NO (7 / 10 / 79 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Nathan Peterman came on in relief for Tyrod Taylor in the fourth quarter, leading two drives including a touchdown drive in garbage time. Peterman got the ball out of his hands quick, including two throws to Kelvin Benjamin and the lone catch by Jordan Matthews on the day. Peterman threw a touchdown pass in the red zone to Nick O'Leary. Peterman looked to inject life into the stagnant Buffalo offense, but also broke down mechanically under pressure.
2017 Week 11 vs LAC (6 / 14 / 66 / 0 / 5 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
After showing well in relief of Tyrod Taylor in Week 10, Peterman saw his first NFL start against the Chargers in Week 11. It was a nightmare first half for Peterman as he absorbed a number of big hits within the pocket and threw five interceptions as Buffalo trailed by 30 points at halftime. Peterman's interceptions were a variety of turnovers from a miscommunication with a receiver to a tipped ball returned for a touchdown and three highly-pressured throws resulting in scattershot accuracy downfield. Peterman also fumbled a snap, which Buffalo recovered. Buffalo turned back to Tyrod Taylor for the second half, showing functionality on offense over the final 30 minutes. Peterman exhibited little pocket awareness or movement as the Chargers' stingy pass rush targeted his drop point for their pressure.
2017 Week 13 vs NE (6 / 15 / 50 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Nathan Peterman came in to the game in the fourth quarter in relief of an injured Tyrod Taylor. Peterman made more decisive throws than Tyrod Taylor but multiple were nearly intercepted. Peterman was wild, missing multiple throws high and wide of receivers. Peterman did manage to lead a drive down to the red zone where he targeted Zay Jones in the end zone three times against CB Stephon Gilmore. Gilmore broke up two of the balls and the third was over the head of Zay Jones. Peterman continued a season long trend of Buffalo quarterbacks by throwing under the yardage to gain on third and fourth down, including a check down to Travaris Cadet on 4th and 15 which resulted in a turnover on downs.
2017 Week 14 vs IND (5 / 10 / 57 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 10 / 0 rush)
Nathan Peterman started the game in place of an injured Tyrod Taylor. Peterman was limited by the weather during the game, but he made multiple throws to the perimeter to Kelvin Benjamin. The first was a 21-yard back shoulder throw that set Buffalo up in the red zone. On the next play, Peterman went back to the well and threw a back-shoulder fade to Benjamin for an 8-yard touchdown. Peterman left the game in the third quarter in the concussion protocol after a hard hit. He was replaced by Joe Webb.
2017 Week 18 vs JAX (1 / 3 / 14 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Nathan Peterman came into the game in relief of Tyrod Taylor, and performed predictably poor. He struggled with pocket presence, taking an intentional grounding in the two-minute drill, then throwing a game ending interception. The two times Peterman was relied on by the Bills this season he hurt their playoff chances against the Chargers then ended their playoff appearance.