Raiders Sign Ex-Bills QB Nathan Peterman To Practice Squad, Colin Kaepernick Fans Voice Anger
The Bills cut 24-year-old Peterman last month after the former 2017 fifth-round pick out of Pittsburgh tossed 12 interceptions in eight games throughout two seasons for the team.
As part of his new deal with Oakland, Peterman will now likely be in the Raiders’ workout program for the entire off-season. Oakland’s starting QB AJ McCarron and his wife had a baby on Wednesday, so he may not be able to start in Monday night’s home game on Christmas Eve against the Denver Broncos. The Raiders (3-11) are tied with Arizona for the worst record in the league.
Given the QB’s poor performance in his first two years in the NFL, Kaepernick fans quickly took to Twitter to express their anger at the 31-year-old free agent and former San Francisco 49ers star still being blackballed from the league for his national anthem protests despite his superior record relative to other signal-callers.
Point A) Nathan Peterman has thrown 3 touchdowns to 12 interceptions and has a job in the NFL.
Point B) Colin Kaepernick has thrown 72 touchdowns to 30 interceptions and doesn’t.
Everyone who says that Kaepernick isn’t in the NFL “because he sucks” please refer to Point A.
— JRehling (@JRehling) December 19, 2018
Judge: “Mr. Kaepernick, why do you believe the NFL has colluded against you?”
Kaepernick: “The Raiders just signed Nathan Peterman an-”
— Ryan Goodwin (@RGoody4) December 19, 2018
Nathan Peterman becomes the 86th QB who has signed since Colin Kaepernick became a free agent.
Peterman this season:
Released by Bills Nov. 12
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) December 19, 2018
“Raiders sign Nathan Peterman…. to the practice squad”
Kaepernick’s lawyers: pic.twitter.com/Vm2cf9nilh
— Mostly Football (@MostlyFBShow) December 19, 2018
NFL lawyer: “Your honor, I represent the NFL and I’m here to prove that quarterback Colin Kaepernick was not blackballed from the league.”
Opposing lawyer: “Your honor, on Dec. 19, 2018, the Oakland Raiders signed quarterback Nathan Peterman. We rest our case.”
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) December 19, 2018
colin kaepernick’s lawyers when the raiders sign nathan peterman pic.twitter.com/cXfL68CR9h
— Keaton (@danorrisgirardi) December 19, 2018
Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL, claiming all 32 team owners colluded to keep him out of the league. Clearly, Kaepernick fans are not afraid to make a case — and a solid one, at that — as to why their guy should be signed to a team, even if it is one of the worst in the NFL. We’ll have to wait to see if Peterman will impress at practices and step up his performance in the coming seasons.