Nathan Peterman: Worst NFL QB of All-Time

Joshua Percy – Anchor Staff

Nathan Peterman was a fifth round pick out of Pittsburgh in the 2017 NFL draft with his two years at Pittsburgh showing he had potential in the NFL. In 26 games over two season at Pittsburgh, he threw for 5,142 yards with 47 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Over these two seasons in college, he had a record of 16-10. His best college victory came against eventual National Champion Clemson Tigers, a 43-42 victory where Peterman threw for 308 yards and 5 touchdowns. However, even though Peternam had a solid college career and showed enough potential for the Buffalo Bills to draft him, it turned out far worse than anyone would have thought.

Nathan Peterman, Graphic courtesy Sports Illustrated

In two seasons with the Buffalo Bills, Peterman has played in nine games, while starting four of them. The Bills are 1-8 in games that Peterman plays in, while only winning one of the four games he has started. In 2017, Peterman tied the NFL record for most interceptions in a game against the Los Angeles Chargers with five. His NFL career completion percentage is 52.3%, is one of the lowest completion rates in recent history for an NFL starter.  He has thrown 12 interceptions and only three touchdowns, in eight games he threw four times more interceptions than touchdowns. Peterman has a 32.5 quarterback rating, which is the lowest of all time, for an NFL starter with at least four starts. In the nine games that the Buffalo Bills have played with Peterman, they were outscored 274 to 84.

By looking and comparing Nathan Peterman’s stats from college and the NFL there are some clear issues, and reasons for why some may think he is the worst QB of all time. Peterman put up respectable stats and played respectable football in college with Pittsburgh. In the NFL Peterman played some of the worst football of all time, and it took Buffalo two seasons to figure out he would not adjust well enough from college to the NFL. The Bills fans shared a breath of relief on Nov. 12th when Nathan Peterman was released by the Buffalo Bills.