The Buffalo Bills only have three quarterbacks on their roster at the moment. Tyrod Taylor is under contract through the end of the 2018 season. Cardale Jones is a project, and Josh Woodrum is a camp arm picked up at the end of last season. While the team has a starter for the near future, it wouldn’t be out of the question for them to add another player if the fit is correct.
The Bills certainly think so, and they aren’t resting on their laurels. They’ve set up a private workout with Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Nathan Peterman for early April, according to Peterman himself during an interview with Sirius XM’s Alex Marvez.
Peterman transferred to Pitt from Tennessee and found a good fit in his new offense, throwing for 47 touchdowns against 15 interceptions in the last two seasons. He saw his biggest success in a 43-42 upset victory against the eventual national champion Clemson Tigers, throwing for five touchdowns and 308 yards.
The 6’2” 226 pound Peterman will impress some scouts who desire “pro-style” traits in a quarterback. He’s comfortable under center, has an excellent play fake, and moves very well within the pocket. His accuracy and field reading, though, aren’t up to par right now, and that’s what will likely see him available in the middle rounds of the draft.
Peterman isn’t the first quarterback to be connected with the Bills this offseason. The team met with Chad Kelly at the Senior Bowl, and with Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson at the Combine. Whether the team acts on these connections or not is a mystery that will only be solved after the draft weekend has ended.