His rookie season served as a first act on what he can do and Bears fans expect a better outcome now that he’s the undeniable leader of the offense.
But as Fields solidifies his position, the Bears did not sign back Andy Dalton.
His departure left Nick Foles and Ryan Willis as the quarterbacks behind Fields.
However, the Bears acquired another veteran play-caller to serve as Fields’ backup, as reported by former NFL Pro Scouting Director Mike McCartney.
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 25, 2022
McCartney said, “Excited for @TrevorSiemian agreeing to a 2-year-deal with the @ChicagoBears.”
Siemian played for the New Orleans Saints in 2021 and the Bears will be the sixth stop on his NFL journey.
Before 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 Northwestern alum was drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
A Miserable Stint 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 rolling with a 5-2 record when Jameis Winston suffered a torn ACL.
Head coach Sean Payton turned to Siemian to keep their winning ways.
Unfortunately, Siemian lost all four of his starts for the Saints before Payton made the switch to Taysom Hill.
That said, the Bears hope that he won’t see significant playing time because that can spell their doom.
When that happens, Fields is either underperforming or injured which is bad for their high hopes.NEXT: Justin Fields Deserves Stability In Chicago