Oh, no: Someone started GoFundMe to get Nathan Peterman to retire

The internet is a mean place. And it always has jokes.

Someone found the snarkiest way possible to blast Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman: by starting a GoFundMe with the title “Nathan Peterman Please Retire.” The photo on the page touts Peterman as “defensive player of the week.” That’s cruel.

Peterman has been ripped often for his play. The Bears scored two defensive touchdowns, including a Peterman pick-six, before the Bills even got on the board last week (hence the “defensive player of the year” wisecrack). Peterman, who famously threw five picks in the first half of his first start last year against the Chargers, has an impossibly low 32.5 career passer rating. George Chahrouri of Pro Football Focus noted that spiking the ball into the ground every play gives you a rating of 39.6.

It’s that bad. And now people are jokingly (kind of) raising funds for him to retire.

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ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills watches as trainers attend to Chris Ivory #33 (not pictured) during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at New Era Field on November 4, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. Chicago defeats Buffalo 41-9. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at New Era Field on November 4, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills is sacked by Aaron Lynch #99 of the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter during NFL game action at New Era Field on November 4, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman (2) prepares for the football game between the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans on October 14, 2018 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman (2) throws the ball away from his own endzone to avoid the sack as Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) and Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) apply pressure during the football game between the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans on October 14, 2018 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 09: Baltimore Ravens defensive back Eric Weddle (32) hits Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman (2) as he throws the ball during the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens on September 9, 2018, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Buffalo Bills, 47-3. (Photo by Icon Sportswire)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 09: Baltimore Ravens defensive end Chris Wormley (93) brings down Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman (2) for a sac during a game between the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens on September 9, 2018, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. The Ravens defeated the Bills, 47-3. (Photo by Icon Sportswire)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 26: Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills surveys the defense before the snap during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at New Era Field on August 26, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. Cincinnati defeats Buffalo 26-13 in the preseason matchup. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 9: Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills looks to pass in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 09: Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills passes the ball during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at New Era Field on August 9, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. Carolina defeats Buffalo in the preseason game 28-23. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Billsis brought down by Margus Hunt #92 of the Indianapolis Colts following a run during the first quarter at New Era Field on December 10, 2017 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Indianapolis in overtime 13-7. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills is walked off the field by trainers during the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field on December 10, 2017 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Indianapolis in overtime 13-7. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills walks out of the tunnel out of uniform before the game against the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field on December 17, 2017 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Miami 24-16. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills throws a pass during the first quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills fumbles against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half during a preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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There were some funny names among the GoFundMe contributors

The goal of the GoFundMe was $1 million. And, 31 people over the first two days had actually contributed $182. Only $999,818 to go!

Among the best contributors (we’ll go ahead and assume the actual people weren’t giving $5 at a time for Peterman to retire): Flutie Flakes, Vontae Davis (the Bills cornerback who retired at halftime in Week 1), Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula, Bills coach Sean McDermott, and fellow Bills quarterbacks Derek Anderson and Josh Allen.

EJ Manuel gave $5 (again, probably not really Manuel …. well, maybe). Colin Kaepernick donated $10, but he’s always been quite charitable.

Never forget, the internet always has jokes.

Nathan Peterman could start again

It seems Peterman could get another start. Allen returned to practice but on a limited basis and the Bills won’t rush him back from an elbow injury. Anderson is still in the concussion protocol. Peterman hasn’t been good, but at least he’s upright.

It has been a rough year in Buffalo. Their offense has been called perhaps the worst ever, or at least in a long time. People have wondered if Peterman is the worst starting quarterback ever, and in terms of passer rating he is. Fans booed loudly after the Bears’ second defensive touchdown last week.

At least one Bills fan is still able to laugh about it. Though, his or her GoFundMe to get Peterman to retire might not really be that much of a joke.

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Frank Schwabis a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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