While quarterback is far from a concern in Chicago, the Bears are signing free agent quarterback Nathan Peterman to a one-year deal, the team announced.
The Bears also released quarterback Ryan Willis in a corresponding move.
Peterman spent his first two seasons with the Bills from 2017-18, where he made four starts. He opened the 2018 season as Buffalo’s starting quarterback before being replaced by first-round rookie Josh Allen, after Peterman posted a 0.0 quarterback rating. He was released in November.
Peterman spent the last few years with the Las Vegas Raiders, where he’s served as a backup to Derek Carr. He appeared in two games between 2020-21, completing 3-of-5 passes for 60 yards. He briefly relieved Carr against the Bears last season, where he had two rushes for two yards.
Free-agent QB Nathan Peterman is signing a one-year contract with the #Bears, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 11, 2022
Peterman, a former fifth-round pick by the Bills, joins quarterbacks Justin Fields and Trevor Siemian in Chicago. The Bears recently released veteran Nick Foles after failing to find a trade partner.
Fields will serve as the starter while Siemian backs him up. Peterman is QB3 heading into the remainder of the offseason.