Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott has stated that Nathan Peterman will get another start for his team only if both Josh Allen and Derek Anderson are dead.

Okay, that's admittedly a piece of dark humor. He actually said that Peterman would only start if those guys are not available. And right away we started to wonder - how does something like that make Matt Barkley feel? Hey, that guy's a part of the team too. Needless to say, being below Peterman on ANY depth chart is not something to put on your resume. 

Here's how bad it is: right now there are rumors that wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, who has caught two passes for 17 yards from Peterman, might actually see some action ahead of him at quarterback before long. Pryor has thrown just nine passes since 2013 when he was a starter at B for the Raiders, but he has a higher career completion percentage and a higher yards-per-pass figure than Peterman. Not only that, while Peterman has 12 interceptions in 120 career attempts, it took Pryor 311 attempts to throw that many. 


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Even with all the Peterman-bashing going on, we have to acknowledge some positive things about him too. So in the spirit of this election season, we pledge to be "fair and balanced," unlike Fox News or CNN or MSNBC. 

We need it now, more than ever. To paraphrase some political rhetoric, this may be the most important "Best and Worst" of our lifetimes.......

BEST

Peterman was actually his team's leading rusher in the 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears, gaining 46 yards on the ground. Considering that this is a team that likes to emphasize the running game, this is a big-time feat. 

WORST 

Against Chicago, Peterman had 189 passing yards in 49 attempts. That's roughly 3.9 yards a throw. VERY roughly. 

BEST 

Peterman is the leading touchdown producer for the Bills in the last three games...... with ONE. He has thus scored six of their 18 offensive points over that span. 

WORST 

Of course, he has helped the other team score 18 points this season with interceptions returned for touchdowns (we can't hold him responsible for extra points and/or two-point conversions). 

BEST 

To use baseball parlance, Peterman actually threw a complete game, being in on every offensive play last Sunday, from start to finish. Did Baker Mayfield do that? Huh? Did he? 

WORST 

Nathan Peterman was in on every offensive play last Sunday. 

BEST 

Hey, guess what? There WAS a quarterback who threw more interceptions than Peterman did last week - rookie Sam Darnold of the New York Jets (Buffalo's next opponent), who had four picked off. 

WORST 

Peterman won't have a chance to match INT for INT with Darnold this week; that is unless Allen and Anderson are in slings and/or wheelchairs. Hey, you heard the coach, right? 


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BEST 

Peterman led Buffalo's offense to twice as many first downs as the Bears got (22-11). And he threw for more yardage than Mitchell Trubisky did (189-135). He also elevated his team's third-down conversion rate. After the Bills made good in six of 18 third-down situations, they now have a 28.4% success rate for the season. 

WORST 

A punter named Corey Bojorquez, who has thrown one pass that went incomplete, has a 39.6 passer rating, which is higher than Peterman's 30.7. 

BEST 

Fans have set up a GoFundMe page to supply Peterman with some retirement pay, as long as he STAYS retired. The goal is to raise $1 million. 

WORST

The page has raised only $142 as of Tuesday evening. Does that mean Bills fans want Peterman to stick around for a while? 

BEST 

Nathan Peterman is, as of this writing, still gainfully employed, and who knows - maybe that's something Donald Trump, who says he creates jobs, can take credit for. 

WORST 

Peterman has a job, but Colin Kaepernick doesn't. And neither does EJ Manuel, who isn't the slightest bit pleased about it. Manuel, a former first-round pick of the Bills who washed out, is complaining openly about Peterman on Instagram:

"I usually never open up about my situation in Buffalo, but the fact that this guy has had multiple games with 4+ interceptions.... and I still don't have a job in the league? Unreal. Say what you want about me, but never have I ever done that....." 

BEST 

Peterman isn't the worst quarterback ever. Yes, he had, at one point, eleven interceptions in his first 95 attempts, which marked the first time since the merger that any QB had thrown that many picks in less than 100 tries. But he's not as bad as Alan Pastrana was. Who's that? Well, he played quarterback for the Denver Broncos in 1970 and had nine interceptions in 75 attempts, so as Jerry Glanville used to say, the NFL stood for "Not For Long." Wayne Clark did last longer; he was actually employed by three NFL teams and had 14 INT's in 120 career attempts without ever throwing a TD pass. 

WORST 

Both Pastrana and Clark can claim that they played before the league changed the rules to encourage more passing. Think about that for a minute. 


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BEST 

Once upon a time, there was a quarterback who threw one touchdown pass and eleven INT's with just 5.3 yards an attempt in his rookie season, with much higher expectations than Peterman ever had. Six years later, he had the lowest interception rate in the NFL. And six years after that, he led the league in passing efficiency. 

No, Peterman may not ever become another Alex Smith, but isn't he worth waiting for? DON'T LOSE HOPE! 

WORST (For those who have lost hope)

You haven't contributed to the GoFundMe page yet. Well, what are you waiting for?

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