The Oakland Raiders just signed ex-Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman to a deal that places him on their practice squad. NFL Network first reported the deal. Sports Illustrated reports that the Raiders are 3-11 and will miss the playoffs.

The Raiders currently have Derek Carr and AJ McCarron as their signal callers. Peterman was released by the Bills last month, the Bills were 2-7 at the time they released him.

Peterman was originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. This season he has gone 44-81 with 296 yards, one touchdown and seven interceptions in four games.

He managed the secure the starting job with the Buffalo Bills in the preseason, but his performance took a nosedive during the regular season. Peterman ended up throwing five interceptions in the first half of the season.

Nathan Peterman has struggled this season

Nathan Peterman ended up throwing six picks in week six when he replaced a hurt Josh Allen. His last start with the Bills was in a Week 9, 41-9 loss against the Bears, where he ended up throwing three more interceptions. Ian Rapoport tweeted out that Gruden signed Peterman because AJ McCarron is with his wife at the hospital after she gave birth to a son last night.

NBC Sports confirmed that the signing means Nathan Peterman again will be a teammate of McCarron, who was traded to the Raiders before the season.

Peterman previously worked out with the Buccaneers before signing with the Raiders. Raiders fans took to Twitter criticizing this news. One fan on Twitter said, "Raiders sign Peterman," "WTF is going on?" Another fan said, "Has anyone seen Peterman play???" "Dude is guaranteed to throw a pick every other time he has the ball."

Raiders' Jon Gruden sold on Nathan Peterman

Who knows how this will play out next season?

Gruden previously called Derek Carr a "hell of a player." Gruden has previously spoken highly of Peterman. During his tenure at ESPN, Gruden wrote that Peterman "looks like a pro quarterback." Gruden also praised Peterman's leadership skills and believed he would take command of the huddle. Jon Gruden said "Peterman will be able to command from the huddle from day one."

Gruden appears sold on Nathan Peterman, but fans are clearly not sold.

There are quite a few free agent quarterbacks that Gruden could sign including Matt Flynn, Jason Campbell, and even Kyle Orton.

All three of these quarterbacks have far more superior records than Nathan Peterman. Gruden needs to be able to cut ties with Peterman if it becomes clear that he is not the quarterback that can save a franchise from disaster.