undrafted rookie tyson bagent he finished Tuesday as the No. 2 quarterback on the Bears’ depth chart, but he may not be in that position during the first week of the regular season.
bears cut PJ Walker and Nathan Petermann after they were outplayed by Bagent in the preseason, but the prospect of going with a Division II player from Shepherd University as the sole backup for justin fields is not without risk. On Tuesday, Bears coach Matt Eberflus said the team is evaluating who else is available and whether a more experienced quarterback might be a smart addition to the roster.
“Yes, that’s a good thought. We’re certainly looking at that optionsaid Eberflus, via Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun Times. “We’re looking at other options as well. But it’s a good idea when you can have someone with experience there to help the younger quarterbacks. It’s something we’ve talked about.”
The Bears dropped to 52 players Tuesday and have the number one position in waivers, so they have room to sign a veteran free agent, as well as their pick of discarded players to use as avenues to add to their quarterback space. .