Nathan Peterman Jan 8, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Nathan Peterman (14) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears seem to have their quarterback situation figured out for the future with Justin Fields at the helm. However, they helped sure up depth at the position by bringing back a fan favorite for better or for worse…

Veteran quarterback Nathan Peterman has certainly had his well-publicized struggles in the NFL throughout his career. Despite this, he has continued to serve a role consistently in many NFL locker rooms. This will be the case again next year for the Chicago Bears.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Bears are re-signing Peterman on Thursday for what will be his second year with the organization.

Peterman started in one game for the Bears last season, throwing for 114 yards and one touchdown in a Week 18 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

The seven-year NFL veteran is best known for his horrible five-interception game while playing for the Buffalo Bills back in 2017. While he doesn’t have the best reputation amongst fans, he seems to impress NFL front offices enough to continue to hold an NFL roster spot.

Many fans took notice of this decision by the Bears and offered their take on Peterman’s new contract.

While Peterman has clearly received criticism throughout his NFL career, he should be commended for continuing to receive interest around the league.

He will likely compete with former Carolina Panthers quarterback P.J. Walker, who the team signed earlier this offseason to be the team’s primary backup for Justin Fields.

[Tom Pelissero on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.