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Bears starter Nathan Peterman after Trevor Siemian was injured in the warm-ups

Bears starter Nathan Peterman after Trevor Siemian was injured in the warm-ups

There are ups and downs. Then there is the position of backup quarterback for the Chicago Bears.

After, after Justin Fields He separated his left non-throwing shoulder in Atlanta against the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday and is inactive for the Chicago game against the New York Jets, the veteran QB Trevor Siemian He was on course to start his first game since Week 12 of the 2021 season when he was with the New Orleans Saints.

Siemian, however, injured his oblique muscles during the pre-game warm-up at MetLife Stadium and will serve as a backup quarterback. Nathan Petermanwho was promoted by the Bears from the practice squad to the Saturday active list.

This will be Peterman’s first start since the 2018 season when he was with the Buffalo Bills. Peterman went 31-of-49 for 188 yards and three interceptions in Buffalo’s 41-9 Week 9 loss to Chicago.

The last time he threw a pass in a regular season game was in 2020, when he was with the Las Vegas Raiders, completing 3 of 5 passes for 25 yards. Derek Carr in a 43-6 loss to the Falcons.

With the depth chart down in the middle, the bears are also falling David Montgomery Available as an emergency option.

“It’s kind of that extra green dot we have in our back pocket,” offensive coordinator Luke Gitsi said this week.

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