Even in an offseason in which the Bears quarterbacks room seems settled at the top, there is still movement in the position room.
Days after hosting Trevor Siemian for a visit, the quarterback’s agent announced his client’s signing with Chicago:
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 25, 2022
Siemian, 30, becomes the fourth quarterback on the Bears’ current roster. He joins Ryan Willis, Nick Foles, and that Justin Fields fella who was Chicago’s first-round pick in last year’s NFL Draft. Barring something shocking and unexpected, Fields isn’t going anywhere. Willis projects to be a camp body and practice squad QB. And if Siemian is getting a multi-year deal, then it leaves Foles as the most logical odd-man out in this situation.
I suppose the Bears could approach this from a few different angles. They could release Foles, in a move that would create $3 million in salary cap space. That would be easy enough. But perhaps new GM Ryan Poles will try his hand at a Foles trade in an attempt to find late-round draft capital. Hey, it could happen!
Some team might see value in a veteran quarterback with a reputation for being a strong QB2. What about a reunion with Frank Reich in Indianapolis? Or maybe Doug Pederson in Jacksonville. Maybe a team like the Giants – who might be unsure of their QB Daniel Jones and could use someone to push him – makes sense. Perhaps a Seattle ballclub with Drew Lock would make a sensible fit. It is tough to envision the perfect landing spot for Foles. But it is something we need to put our heads together on because it is even tougher to imagine the Bears showing up to training camp with these four quarterbacks.