Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman threw 14 passes Sunday in his first career start, completing six to Bills players and five to Chargers players. Adding in his 7-for-10 performance last week against the Saints, five of his 24 career passes have been intercepted, or 20.83 percent.
Tyrod Taylor replaced Peterman at halftime and completed 15 of 25 passes with no interceptions. That improved his career mark to 17 interceptions on 1,130 attempts, or 1.50 percent.
Coach Sean McDermott said after the game that he hadn't made a decision on who his quarterback would be going forward. Here are the options: The player with the best career interception percentage in NFL history*, or the one with the worst**.
Taylor leads all players with at least 1,000 pass attempts in career interception percentage. Aaron Rodgers is second (1.55 percent), Colin Kaepernick is third (1.77) and Tom Brady is fourth (1.79). Taylor gets an asterisk, though, because to qualify for most career records, a passer needs 1,500 attempts.
Peterman obviously has a small sample size, which is where his asterisks come in. But of any player in NFL history with at least 20 pass attempts, no one has thrown a higher percentage of interceptions than him. Former Jets quarterback Bill Demory (1973-74) is the only other player since the AFL-NFL merger to top a 20-percent interception rate for his career on at least 20 passes, but his 20.51 is less than Peterman's 20.83.
(All data is from Pro Football Reference.)