Sep 19, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Nathan Peterman (3) warms up before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran quarterback Nathan Peterman has certainly had a fair share of horrific moments in his four-year NFL career. He’s best known for his time with the Buffalo Bills where he once threw five interceptions against the New England Patriots in the first half.

Regardless, he has somehow been able to hold a job in the NFL, and reports have emerged on Wednesday that Peterman has landed yet another opportunity in the NFL. Peterman has signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears and will join a quarterback room alongside starting quarterback Justin Fields and Trevor Siemian in 2022.

Aside from kneeling the clock out in a game for the Las Vegas Raiders last season, Peterman has not seen action in the NFL since 2020 in a game that was already well in hand. He currently holds a career completion percentage of just 52 percent to go along with three touchdowns and 12 interceptions in four career starts.

Many around the NFL world are certainly wondering why Peterman has been given so many chances on an NFL roster.

Many are pointing out that if Peterman is seen as good enough to be given a chance in the NFL, then why aren’t the likes of Colin Kaepernick and other veterans who have seen some success still in the league?

It’s baffling to see how Kaepernick, who has helped bring a team to the Super Bowl can be unsigned but players such as Peterman can continually keep a job in the NFL. Chicago would have been an excellent landing spot for Kaepernick to mentor young quarterback Justin Fields, who praised Kaepernick back in April when the two shared a private workout together.

Peterman is obviously extremely talented compared to an average person, and credit to him for keeping a job in the league for so long, but his NFL career has shown so far that he is not playing at the level of an NFL-caliber player.

[Tom Pelissero]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.