The Raiders are keeping Nathan Peterman around — why?

Only in America, and Las Vegas, can a white man play the worst position in sports and still be allowed stay and work.


It was reported Tuesday that the Raiders would release Peterman and then sign him back to their practice squad, which would allow them to open up a roster spot. Bleacher Report, USA Today, SB Nation and Bleacher Report all have reported that Peterman's play is not an opinion but a fact. According to, in 10 career games only four of which he started Peterman has completed 71 of 135 pass attempts for a measly 3 touchdowns and a whopping 12 interceptions.

In his debut, he once threw five interceptions in the first half. His final stats were as follows: 6-14, 56 yards, five picks.

You can call any play you want. Gruden once said to Peterman, "I don't know if any quarterback can pull it off," in an episode of Grudens QB Camp.

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He continued by saying:

Most importantly, hell should be able get into a huddle on day one with 10 men and tell them where and what to do.


Nobody believes in the inept talents of mediocre, white men like other mediocre men. This is especially true in an environment like the NFL where guys like Peterman get second, third and fourth chances. This tweet from 2018 will show you how to set your watch to it.


This is where I remind you, as usual, that Colin Kaepernick (and Cam Newton) are still around. Some will argue that Kaepernick is too far gone from the league, while others will call Newton washed. However, I do know that both of them played in Super Bowls, and that one of them won the MVP award and was a part of the NFL's last season. They were a boatload better than any Peterman ever showed us, even on their worst days.

Peterman will not be in the game, but he'll still be part of the team. Practice squad players do exactly that. It is ironic that practice is what Nathan Peterman most needs. It doesn't mean that it should be at the expense or disadvantage of someone else.