Trevor Siemian is heading to Chicago. The veteran quarterback is signing with the Bears, according to representative Mike McCartney on Twitter (and passed along by Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Twitter). Siemian got a two-year deal worth $4MM with upside of $5MM, tweets NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
We learned earlier this week that the veteran was meeting with Chicago. With Andy Dalton a free agent and Nick Foles potentially on his way out, the Bears were seeking a veteran quarterback to serve as a backup to Justin Fields. Siemian will be joining a depth chart that also features Ryan Willis.
The 30-year-old ended up getting four starts this past season with the Saints, his most starting nods since he was a full-timer with the Broncos in 2017. New Orleans went 0-4 in Siemian’s four starts in 2021, with the quarterback completing 57.4 percent of his passes for 1,154 yards, 11 touchdowns, and only three interceptions.
Siemian was 13-11 as a starter during his time in Denver, tossing 30 touchdowns vs. 24 interceptions. He was a seventh-round pick by the Broncos in 2015.
17 comments on “Bears To Sign QB Trevor Siemian”
Honestly, a good signing as a backup. Some teams don’t even have a semi competent backup still
Like the Bears.
I guess it’s cool he throws more touchdowns than picks as a backup, which would be a first for a bears quarterback since 1952
Not a Bears fan by any means, but this is kind of a cool homecoming for the Northwestern product.
I still like what Poles is doing. He’s using his limited cap space wisely by getting rid of Pace’s dumbest contracts. The easiest way to upgrade the Middle O’line is FA if you spend wisely and he has. I think either Whitehair is moving to T, or moving out completely. I’ve been hearing for years he can play T so maybe we’ll find out. He’s also saving a couple of moves for after 6/1 when Cohen and Trevathan’s contracts come off and I expect him to be a major player in the UDFA market. It’s the only play he has for this year. Next year will be a different story. I doubt they’ll be able to move Jackson or Quinn but maybe he doesn’t want to just yet.
Plus with all the draft capital he’ll have next year because of all the talent they lost in FA, He should have a decent haul of Compensatory picks. He would be my idol if, For no other reason he kept and made all those picks. I didn’t know that those picks aren’t granted until one year later, I thought he would get some this year. Sadly, They could really use some. At least I don’t think he has to waste any picks this year on OL. Those first 3 picks should be speed guys at CB and WR I would think. The Packers and Chiefs both having 2 late round 1st”s now and a WR need will put a dent in his plans too.
Those 4th round comp picks will really turn this franchise around
You never know. The Bears have found some decent players in the 4th round.
Good, smart, and enterprising teams keep and make their draft picks count as it’s a smart way to build a team. The Chiefs have 12 picks this year, The Bears 6. Under that moron Pace, He couldn’t trade the high picks fast enough because he sucked at picking them. Then overpaying in FA for vets that were on the cloudy side age wise and cost a fortune. A 4th round pick to a smart Player Personnel guy is a future starter at OL, S, or LB. Hell, Half the guys the Bears are signing were UDFA’s. Like I said, He would be my idol if he actually kept and made every pick he has next year, unless he’s trading back to get more picks. The Mack signing wasn’t outrageous money wise until that dolt kept shoveling the money down the road, until it became a tumor.
OL picks are never a waste, unless you always pick the wrong ones. Build the trenches first is what Jim Finks used to always say and it worked out pretty well. Plus, if that OL isn’t fixed, we will never be able to see if Fields is the real deal or not regardless of how much speedy WR we have. I would be happy with an OT and WR in the first 2 picks unless an extreme value best available D position falls in their laps. That works out well since those are two of the deepest positions in this draft.
I’d love to know how he got that T-Money Sizzle nickname…lol.
I think more teams are carrying three QBs on the main roster as a result of what happened during the height of COVID. They may need to keep some of them separate, though, because no one wants to be caught like the Broncos were in 2020.
Getting rid of any QB that Fields might be threatened by. And Siemian is horrible.
You say that but name me 10 or even 5 back up QBs that are better, especially potentially a third guy? I think Poles is actually thinking ahead which has never been valued in the Bears front office. If a QB goes down in camp, preseason, or early in the season he can trade Foles or Siemian for a mid to late rounder depending how desperate the team is and still have a competent back up on his roster. I think this BC grad is smart.
If Siemian were horrible, he wouldn’t be working. He’s probably one of the Top 5 best backup QBs options available.
Like the moves Poles has done. The Bears need an O Line however I do t like this move