It's Nathan Peterman Time! Bears Third-String QB to Start After a Trevor Siemian Injury in Warmups (UPDATE)

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It’s Nathan Peterman Time! Bears Third-String QB to Start After a Trevor Siemian Injury in Warmups (UPDATE)

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We were already preparing for the Chicago Bears to be without their starting quarterback today against the New York Jets.

But what we weren’t expecting is that Nathan Peterman would be QB1 when things got underway at MetLife Stadium. However, that is what is happening because Trevor Siemian suffered an oblique injury that ultimately nudges Peterman into the starting lineup. NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo has the scoop:

What a bizarre turn of events for these Bears. I can’t say I saw this one coming.

And with that in mind, why not one more twist?

The Bears QB situation has more unexpected plot twists than my grandmother’s favorite telenovelas!

Peterman, 28, has 10 games (4 starts) of playing experience under his belt as an NFL quarterback with the Bills (2017-18) and Raiders (2020-21). But he has more interceptions (12) than touchdowns (3) thrown in his 10 games. He’ll get a chance to improve on those numbers today. It’s just that based on how things are going with the Bears of late, I wouldn’t bet on that happening. Then again, who would’ve had Peterman playing at all this year. At this time yesterday, Peterman hadn’t even been officially elevated from the practice squad.

In a worst-case scenario for the Bears, running back David Montgomery represents the team’s last line of defense at quarterback. Earlier in the week, Offensive Coordinator Luke Getsy said Monty would be the emergency quarterback. At this point, I’m here for Montgomery and the Bears running Wildcat and the triple option because it might be the most entertaining brand of football we get from Chicago’s current quarterbacking situaiton.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.