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Jon Gruden on Nathan Peterman


Jon Gruden and Nathan Peterman during the 2017 class at Gruden Camp (Photo by Heather Harvey / ESPN Images)

By Brandon J. Koch

With Nathan Peterman making his first career start this Sunday in LA, I looked back and watched Peterman on “Gruden’s QB Camp.” Gruden also talked about Peterman right before the draft. 

The former super bowl champion coach had this to say about the Bills fifth round pick.

Gruden:  “I don’t know what offense they’re running in Buffalo,” Gruden said. “I don’t know what the ‘west coast’ is anymore, but whatever offense you want to run, Peterman can run it. He’s athletic. He can run the read option and he can handle a lot of football. He’s a mature young man. I think he’s going to be a starter in the NFL whether it’s in Buffalo or some place in the next year or so.”

“Peterman is ready to walk in and be a contributor from day one, he just looks like a pro quarterback….coming out of the huddle, running an offense with different formations, shifting, motioning, different patterns that other colleges don’t run. Peterman will recognize route combinations and associate formations.”

Via Buffalo Bills website:  “He is sharp. He is in the channel, I think, of success. I think he’s going  to be a real good pro quarterback, I think any team in the league, you can cater your offense for Peterman. He’s a lot more athletic than people think. And he can handle an extensive amount of football, so the teams that are really ambitious with deep, thick playbooks, those are the teams that Peterman would fit in with. But I hope he gets with one of those guys that can really stretch him and challenge him.”

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