Tuesday’s Hot Clicks: Five Landing Spots for Nathan Peterman

Football didn’t work out for Nathan Peterman, so let’s play the role of guidance counselor and suggest a new career path. 
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What does Nathan Peterman do now?


At long last, the Bills have cut quarterback Nathan Peterman, whose impressively awful stat line looks like this after eight appearances (four of them starts): 52.3% completion rate, 4.2 yards per attempt, three touchdowns, 12 interceptions.

Though he tried his best, NFL football clearly wasn’t for Peterman. But he’s only 24 so he’s got his whole life ahead of him, which is why I’d like to play the role of guidance counselor and suggest a few alternative career paths.

1. The CFL — Canada is spitting distance from Buffalo and its football league is full of quarterbacks who never stood a chance in the NFL. Jeremiah Masoli was second in the league in passing yards per game this season. Johnny Manziel was 10th!

2. Baseball — Hey, it worked for failed NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. 

3. Goldman Sachs — Peterman earned an MBA in his time at Pitt and I’m sure he’d relish the opportunity to work somewhere deemed “too big to fail.”

4. Hot Clicks fill-in — It would be nice for me not to have to wake up early one or two days a week. 

5. Faking his own death, stealing someone’s identity and going back to college — Peterman was a good college player. Maybe he just needs to dominate the ACC again to get his confidence back before he can return to the NFL as Peter Nathan. 

A’s pitcher comes to the rescue

A’s starter Daniel Mengden was among a group of Houston residents who helped rescue a pair of puppies that fell through a storm drain. 

“It was just kind of dumb luck,” Mengden told MLB.com. “I was driving home from working out this morning and noticed some people were outside their cars, kind of blocking the road. I went up to them and they said they’d been trying to get these puppies out.”

Mengden made sure didn’t stray too far until professional rescuers could arrive. 

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