On Wednesday, the Chicago Bears made the relatively surprising move to release veteran quarterback Nathan Peterman, leading to some questions about the team’s plan for the quarterback position. But as it turns out, the plan is the same as the team quickly re-signed Peterman on Thursday morning.
On Thursday morning, league insider Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reported that the Bears had re-signed the veteran quarterback, meaning that Nathan Peterman will once again be the team’s backup quarterback behind Justin Fields – as he has been all season. And as Pro Football Talk explains, it’s not exactly clear why the team released Peterman in the first place.
“Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Bears have re-signed Peterman to their active roster on Thursday. It’s not clear if this was always the plan or if the Bears were thinking about making another move that didn’t wind up happening, but the end result is that Peterman is back in his familiar spot behind Justin Fields on the depth chart,” Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk wrote.
Whatever the reason, it’s clear that the Bears are in the same quarterback situation now as they were the first two weeks, even though it briefly looked like they might be making a change.