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Nathan Peterman is the Bills best option at backup QB

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Nathan Peterman #4 of the Pittsburgh Panthers scores a touchdown during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against the Northwestern Wildcats at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

  • 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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