After three-plus seasons of futility, highlighted only by marginal glimmers of success, the Jets finally reached rock bottom on Sunday in the form of a 41-10 loss to the Matt-Barkley led Buffalo Bills.
Peterman became the odd man out with Buffalo carrying four quarterbacks, and with rookie Josh Allen set to reclaim his starting job after missing four games with a sprained right throwing elbow.
Peterman was a fifth-round pick in the 2017 National Football League draft. Barkley, whom the team signed October 31, completed 15 of 25 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns. But he also threw twelve interceptions on only 130 pass attempts.More news: Mike Vrabel and Tennessee Titans notch a signature upset vs. Patriots
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Earlier in the day, coach Sean McDermott backed Peterman by saying he maintained his confidence in the second-year player.
When Allen injured his elbow during an October 14 game at Houston, Peterman replaced him and threw the go-ahead touchdown pass. He completed just over 52 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and 12 interceptions with a passer rating of 32.5.
"I'm still confident in Nate", he said.