This week, the Buffalo Bills traded one of their four quarterbacks on the roster in Cardale Jones. Cardale, for what it's worth, wasn't shook up by the move. In Buffalo, he was likely the fourth quarterback and that probably wasn't changing anytime soon.
The decision will benefit the two remaining backups on the team and one of those is former Pitt signal-caller Nathan Peterman. The idea was to get enough reps for all three guys, according to new general manager Brandon Beane.
"Cardale's the fourth as we left on vacation. With not having two-a-days, traditional two-a-days like we had. Back then you needed four, maybe five quarterback. There's not enough reps really to have four and give them all the reps they need. I think we would have been doing Cardale a disservice, so we found a win-win situation. He's a great young man and I wish him the best of luck out there."
It's early and Beane stressed the team hadn't seen him in a full football capacity yet. But so far, the Bills appear to be impressed with Peterman, which made it easier to deal Jones.
"Nathan was an impressive kid at Pittsburgh. The intangibles, all those things, he has a lot of those. Obviously he's a rookie. We know what a transition it is to play in this league from the college game to the pros. He's still on a big learning curve. I think he's done a great job so far.
Peterman now goes head to head against T.J. Yates for the right to back up starter Tyrod Taylor. Yates' name might sound familiar to Pitt fans following the NFL. He'd previously competed for playing time with former Pitt quarterback Tom Savage down with the Houston Texans.