NOVEMBER 27, 12:04pm: Scratch that. Siemian is under center for the Bears, with Peterman operating as the backup.
NOVEMBER 27, 11:29am: Fields is indeed inactive for Sunday’s contest against the Jets, and in even worse news for the Bears, Siemian injured his oblique during pregame warmups (Twitter link via Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network). Therefore, Peterman will be making his first start since Week 9 of the 2018 season, while Siemian will serve as his backup.
As Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com tweets, RB David Montgomery is Chicago’s emergency signal-caller.
NOVEMBER 26: It sounds like the Bears are preparing for tomorrow’s game as if they won’t have Justin Fields under center. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports (via Twitter) that Chicago has promoted quarterback Nathan Peterman from the practice squad.
Fields has been nursing a shoulder injury that resulted in him being listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Jets. The QB told reporters that he’s dealing with a separated shoulder with partially torn ligaments, and while he acknowledged that he’s feeling better every day, he was still limited on Thursday and Friday before earning his official questionable designation.
“I think we’re going to let it go up to the game,” coach Matt Eberflus said (via ESPN’s Courtney Cronin). “We’ll try to do that. We think that’s where it is, and we’ll see where he is at game time and see how he feels.”
If Fields doesn’t play, veteran Trevor Siemian will likely earn his first start of the season. The Bears had been rolling with only two quarterbacks on their active roster prior to today’s transaction. Garafolo notes that the Bears will likely take their starting QB decision down to game time.
As for Peterman, the veteran QB has spent the majority of the 2022 season on Chicago’s practice squad. Following a one-plus-year stint with the Bills to start his career, Peterman spent the better part of the past four seasons with the Raiders. He only got into a pair of games during his time with the organization, completing three of his five pass attempts.
14 comments on “Bears To Start QB Trevor Siemian In Week 12”
Nathan Peterman? They’d be better off auditioning replacement quarterbacks from the grounds crew.
Surprisingly, you can do worse than having a QB with a career 34.0 passer rating. The Raiders actually attempted that by also having Mike Glennon and DeShone Kizer on their depth chart.
We already tried the Mike Glennon experiment.
But the Bears paid him nearly $20 million.
2million per neck inch
shoot they could hire brucey from the longest yard to be QB and probably get better production.
Could be worse, could be Baker Mayfield.
Peterman? Might as well run out there with 10 guys and run the Flying Wedge.
This is why Chad Kelly thinks he could be a starter in the NFL.
Jonathan Quinn is the baseline for all time bad Bears QB.
Peterman has wants the title-
He always has his catalogue to fall back on if the NFL thing doesn’t work out.
“I don’t think I’ll ever be able to forget Susie. Most of all, I will never forget that one night, working late on the catalog. Just the two of us. And we surrendered to temptation. And it was pretty good.”
Who needs Patrick Mahomes versus Josh Allen when you can have Nathan Peterman versus Mike White?
Peterman v. White. What a time to be alive.