As the Chicago Bears tinker with their quarterback depth chart, Justin Fields will remain their holder for the 2022 season.
His rookie season served as the first act on what he can do, and Bears fans expect a better result now that he’s the undeniable leader of the offense.
But as Fields consolidates his position, the Bears have not signed Andy Dalton.
His departure left Nick Foles and Ryan Willis as quarterback behind Fields.
However, the Bears acquired another veteran caller to serve as a replacement for Fields, as reported by former NFL director of pro scouting Mike McCartney.
—Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 25, 2022
McCartney said: “Excited that @TrevorSemian has agreed to a 2 year contract with the @ChicagoBears.”
Siemian played for the New Orleans Saints in 2021 and the Bears will be the sixth stop on his NFL journey.
Prior to joining the Saints, the 30-year-old quarterback played for the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets.
He also had a stint with the Tennessee Titans, but never made it past the practice squad.
The Northwest alum was drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
A miserable stay in New Orleans
It’s surprising that Siemian got a two-year contract despite what happened when he started for the Saints.
The team was riding with a 5-2 record when James Winston suffered a ruptured ACL.
The head coach Sean Payton turned to Siemian to maintain their winning ways.
Unfortunately, Siemian lost all four of his starts for the Saints before Payton moved on to Taysom Hill.
That said, the Bears are hoping he doesn’t see any significant playing time, as it can mean a loss.
When that happens, Fields is either underperforming or injured, which is bad for their high hopes.