Buffalo Bills: Nathan Peterman Not A.J. McCarron Leads QB Race

Back in 2017, Nathan Peterman was one of the most talked about QBs in the 2017 NFL Draft. He quickly climbed many draft boards. The Buffalo Bills eventually drafted him with the 171st overall pick of the year’s draft. Now, after spring workouts in shorts and helmets, Peterman holds the cards as the possible starting QB for the Bills. What does that say about A.J. McCarron?

McCarron was one of the most talked about QBs in 2016. He took over the reins for Andy Dalton with the Cincinnati Bengals after Dalton broke his hand. McCarron would lead the Bengals to a playoff appearance. The following season, McCarron would file a grievance to void the final year of his contract and become a free agent. He was granted such grievance.

Although the Cleveland Browns had a trade agreement with the Bengals for McCarron at the deadline, that trade fell through. The Browns forgot to send the paperwork to the NFL in time thus voiding the agreement. Therefore, at the end of the 2017 season, A.J. McCarron became a free agent. He would sign with the Buffalo Bills on March 14, 2018.

It seemed as though McCarron would become the starting QB after his free agent signing. Usually, a team does not sign a QB without the intentions of him starting. However, after OTAs and mini-camp that may not be the case. Reports are suggesting that Nathan Peterman has the lead heading into the summer break.

Peterman having the lead is somewhat surprising given his performance in 2017. In a game against the Los Angeles Chargers, the starting debut for the rookie was a disaster. Peterman would have probably the worst QB performance that I have ever seen. Nathan Peterman would throw for only 66 yards with zero TDs and five INTs. Eventually, he would be replaced by the benched Tyrod Taylor.

Now that Taylor is out of the picture, the Buffalo Bills signed A.J. McCarron and drafted Josh Allen in 2018 NFL Draft. Having done that, you would think that Peterman was completely out of the picture. Now it sounds like that is not the case.

I understand the current regime drafted Nathan Peterman, however, you also signed McCarron and drafted Allen. There must be some questioning in his (Peterman) ability. If you were sold on him being a starter, I do not understand the move in this year’s draft.

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