Nathan Peterman must be doing something right because Jon Gruden keeps bringing him back to the Raiders.
The Raiders announced Thursday that they signed the reserve quarterback to a one-year contract extension. Peterman was set to be a free agent this offseason. NFL Media reported that Peterman will get a decent chunk of change in 2021.
The #Raiders re-signed QB Nathan Peterman to a one-year contract extension worth up to $2.775 million, source said. A valued piece of the QB room for Jon Gruden.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 4, 2021
Peterman took a slight pay adjustment to remain with the Raiders in 2020. Clearly, Gruden is a big fan of Peterman, who is best known for being a major flop with the Buffalo Bills.
The Raiders signed Peterman, who turns 27 in May, to their practice squad late in the 2018 season. People around the league chuckled at the signing, but Peterman has stuck around the Raider and this will be his fourth season in the program.
After being on the practice squad, Peterman made the 53-man roster in 2020 as Derek Carr’s backup when Marcus Mariota started the season on the injured reserve. However, when Mariota returned, Peterman remained the backup to Carr for several weeks. He did end the season as the No. 3 quarterback. Peterman has completed three of five passes with Las Vegas.
There is a chance Peterman will be Carr’s backup in 2021 if the Raiders decide not to walk away from Mariota, who is due a pay raise.
Clearly, Gruden wanted to secure Peterman and keep him in the program. We have seen Gruden bring in countless quarterbacks over the past few years, yet Peterman has been the one to stick.
That says something.