The Bears are Parting Ways with Backup QB Trevor Siemian

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The Bears are Parting Ways with Backup QB Trevor Siemian

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Signing P.J. Walker put me on high alert to keep an eye on Trevor Siemian’s status. Because even though Siemian signed a two-year deal to be Justin Fields’ backup last offseason, I couldn’t see the Chicago Bears rolling with two QBs when Week 1 rolled around. Although, I would’ve understood had they went through preseason with Fields, Walker, and Siemian.

Instead, the Tribune’s Brad Biggs reports the Bears are clearing a roster spot by cutting ties with Siemian:

Siemian, 31, appeared in two games and made just one start with the Bears in 2022. The Northwestern product completed just 15 of 26 passes (57.7%) for 184 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. We’ll tip our cap to Siemian for gutting it out for that nasty Jets game. But other than that, Siemian’s time as QB2 wasn’t all that memorable. And maybe that is a good thing. After all, who wants backup quarterbacks stealing the starter’s thunder?

Anyway, Siemian’s departure leaves Fields and Walker as the team’s two quarterbacks for now. Maybe they’ll bring someone in via the draft. Perhaps they’ll try and unearth a UDFA gem later in the spring. Whatever the Bears do at quarterback, it won’t involve Siemian any more.

Author: Luis Medina

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