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Raiders coach Jon Gruden is looking forward to working with Nathan Peterman

Jon Gruden, Nathan Peterman, Raiders

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden seems to be pretty excited about working with newly-signed quarterback Nathan Peterman.

It would be an understatement to say that Peterman has had an unsuccessful start to his NFL career, with the second-year quarterback posting just a 30.7 quarterback rating while a member of the Buffalo Bills this season.

Peterman’s overall stats prior to being released by Buffalo back in November weren’t exactly ideal, as he finished with just three touchdown passes to go along with 12 interceptions in his two years with the franchise.

However, Gruden is apparently rather giddy about his new quarterback signing.

From Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk:

Gruden also pointed to the chance to work with Peterman over the upcoming offseason as part of what led to the signing.

Gruden acknowledged that Peterman had “some problems” while throwing 12 interceptions in 130 pass attempts during his time with the Bills, but Gruden called Peterman the most pro-ready quarterback in the 2017 draft class while he was still working for ESPN and said Thursday that he hopes to get him moving in the right direction.

“Hopefully we can take him into the offseason program and see if we can’t restart him and get him going,” Gruden said, via NBC Sports Bay Area.

Peterman probably isn’t going to be the quarterback of the future for the Raiders, but at least Gruden seems to have a clear plan of what he wants to accomplish with the former Pittsburgh star.

The Raiders will return to the field next Monday to take on the Denver Broncos in what could be the team’s final game at Oakland Coliseum.