The Chicago Bears haven’t had the start to the season they hoped for, and their recent decision-making off the field has been as head-scratching as the one on the field.
Just a couple of hours after releasing backup QB Nathan Peterman, NFL insider Tom Pelissero revealed that they brought him back to their 53-man roster.
The #Bears have re-signed QB Nathan Peterman to the 53-man roster, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 21, 2023
Notably, Peterman hasn’t found a lot of success in his NFL career, and barring a catastrophe, he’s not expected to take the field.
Still, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to release him and re-sign him just a couple of hours later, so maybe this is just another example of potential mismanagement from the front office, as perhaps not everyone was on the same page regarding this move.
Things aren’t going well for Matt Eberflus’ team right now.
Starting QB Justin Fields pretty much threw his coaches under the bus and blamed them for his struggles in the first two weeks of the season, and while he might be right and have some valid points, that’s not usual, especially coming from a young player.
Fields was expected to be a dark horse candidate to earn MVP honors this season, but he has regressed from last year’s breakout campaign.
The Bears haven’t played him to his strengths and refuse to roll him out of the pocket or allow him to make plays with his feet, which is obviously his most remarkable trait.
It’s still early in the season, but the Bears need to get on the same page ASAP.NEXT: Reporter Sheds Light On Justin Fields’ Recent Comments