Nathan Peterman A Lock To Make The Raiders Final Roster?

Mike Glennon or Nathan Peterman… that is the question.

Jon Gruden has a big backup quarterback decision coming and unlike other years, it looks like Gruden may actually be excited about two of his backup quarterbacks. Glennon is 29 and Peterman is 25. Glennon offers experience while Peterman seemingly offers a little more upside.

Gruden pointed out last week that he has kept three quarterbacks in the past, but it’s worth noting that he didn’t have a long-term starter on the roster during any of his years in Tampa. Derek Carr has only missed two regular season starts in five years, so holding onto a third quarterback would be a gamble the Raiders might not be quick to make.

Based on their rotation for the past three weeks, it certainly looks like Glennon is being treated like the clear-cut backup. And it’s worth noting that Gruden has shown confidence in Glennon throughout this year’s Hard Knocks series – but there’s no question Peterman has played much better than Glennon.

Glennon turned in two lousy games (with a few inexplicable throws) against the Rams and Packers, while Peterman looked more than capable in all three preaseason games. Peterman is completing 70% of his passes, has thrown three touchdowns, and has yet to turn the ball over. Gruden also talked on this week’s episode of Hard Knocks about the way Peterman has been able to command the offense and get into the right plays.

In Gruden’s mind, Peterman should be the more difficult player to cut loose – both in terms of potential and likelihood that another team would show interest.

Peterman, unless he lays an egg in the final preseason game, should be considered a lock to make the final roster. Glennon, on the other hand, definitely can’t afford to turn in another dud.

Maybe Gruden will consider keeping a third quarterback, but Peterman is the quarterback that should feel the most comfortable. Any suggestion otherwise I’m not buying.

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5 thoughts on “Nathan Peterman A Lock To Make The Raiders Final Roster?

  1. Peterman is not the answer, after watching him over throw and bad play against the Seahawks. Keep Glennon on the roster and if Jon thinks he still wants Peterman, put him on the practice squad. (No worry no one will pick him up) However he would be taking a valuable spot on the practice squad. I expect we will win 10 games this year, if not more. GO RAIDERS !!!!!!

  2. Last night in Seattle both struggled early then recovered nicely. If I were a betting man, and I’m not I think Peterman will stick and Glennon will be cut loose.

  3. Peterman has more of an upside Glennon has had shots with several teams as a starter and a backup and failed Veteran or not Glennon should go and Peterman should stay and be developed

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