Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator, Rick Dennison, took to the podium Monday. Dennison was asked where he thinks Nate Peterman is in his progression as a player and he compared the rookie to T.J. Yates and how they both progress.
“Well Nathan is a smart kid, that’s one of the reasons why he’s here,” said Dennison. “I think he’s done a very good job, I think he blends in with those two guys, they talk about everything we’re going through. It’s a full-fledged conversation, he gets quizzed and he understands what he did wrong as soon as he does it wrong. His progression is a lot like T.J.’s when he was a rookie.”
Dennison had high praise for the rookie until comparing him to Yates. To be fair, Yates has won a playoff game for the Texans under Dennison but other than that, his performances weren’t something to be optimistic about. Yates wasn’t going to be a franchise quarterback by any means but Peterman still has that upside and untapped potential that so many teams try to find in late round picks.
As of now, Peterman is the third quarterback on the roster and it will stay that way unless he makes big improvements in the next few weeks. When week 1 rolls around, expect Yates the be the one to dress for games instead of Peterman.