The storied Chicago Bears franchise is notorious for never being able to get it right at the quarterback position, even when they won it all with Jim McMahon in 1985.
Fortunately, things might be heading in the right direction for the Bears in that category with the emergence of talented young quarterback Justin Fields.
Fields came on strong last season and proved to be the future face of the franchise potentially, and now it appears the team is keeping a potential backup for Fields in the form of Nate Peterman, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Veteran QB Nate Peterman is re-signing with the #Bears, per source.
A valued piece of the QB room, Peterman is now entering his seventh NFL season and second in Chicago.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 30, 2023
Although Peterman isn’t a game-changer by any means, as he’s bounced around the league during his NFL career and has struggled once he’s gotten the call to be under center.
However, when it comes to Fields, the Bears franchise appears to be very confident in his ability to be the long-term starter.
The team recently traded the No. 1 overall pick to the Carolina Panthers.
With four quarterback prospects in consideration for the top pick in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft, the Bears proved that they’re sold on Fields moving forward.
Fields will be under the microscope during the 2023 NFL campaign, with many looking to see if he takes a leap forward in his development.
The NFC North is currently in flux, with Aaron Rodgers expected to be shipped to the New York Jets soon, the Detroit Lions needing to prove they’re the real deal, and the Minnesota Vikings potentially in search of a quarterback in the near future.
It could be a big year in Chicago, as the playoffs might not be out of the realm of possibility if they get a big year out of Fields.NEXT: 1 NFL Team Is Reportedly Hoping Not To Do Hard Knocks