Nathan Peterman released by Buffalo Bills, ending one of NFL’s most infamous QB tenures

The end of an error has come in Buffalo.

In what seemed like an inevitable decision, the Bills announced they were releasing second-year quarterback Nathan Peterman on Monday night.

His brief tenure might go down as one of the most infamous, at least in terms of on-field performance, in NFL history. A fifth-round pick out of Pitt in 2017, Peterman played in eight games, starting four. The Bills won only one time when he graced the field, a 13-7 victory over Indianapolis in blizzard conditions last December. And Peterman didn’t finish that contest, relieved by Joe Webb after he suffered a concussion.

Monday marks 51 weeks since Peterman made his starting debut, an infamous decision by head coach Sean McDermott — he’d benched veteran Tyrod Taylor despite Buffalo’s 5-4 record at the time — given Peterman was picked off five times in the first half of a 54-24 loss to the Chargers. Taylor was back in the lineup in the third quarter of that game in Los Angeles.

With the exception of the Colts game, when he was suffering from a knee injury, Taylor resumed his starting role for the remainder of the 2017 season and ultimately led the Bills to their first playoff berth of the 21st century.

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