Trevor Siemian agrees to a two-year deal with the Bears

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A well-traveled quarterback will be continuing his career very close to the city where he played college football.

Trevor Siemian, a former starter at Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois, has agreed to terms with the Bears, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. It’s a two-year deal.

A seventh-round pick in 2015 of the Broncos, Siemian won a Super Bowl ring as a rookie in Denver. The following year, he secured the starting job over rookie first-rounder Paxton Lynch, following the retirement of Peyton Manning and the free-agency departure of Brock Osweiler.

Siemian started 14 games in 2016 and another 10 in 2017. He was traded to the Vikings in 2018, where he served as the backup to Kirk Cousins. He spent 2019 with the Jets.

He signed with the Titans in 2020, but Siemian eventually was released and signed to the practice squad. The Saints added him to the active roster late in the 2020 season. He was soon released and added to the New Orleans practice squad.

Last year, Siemian was cut by the Saints in late August but then re-signed to the roster. He replaced Jameis Winston in a Week Eight win over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Siemian started four games for the Saints in 2021.

For his career, Siemian has thrown 1,029 passes, completing 606 for 6,843 yards and 41 touchdowns, with 27 interceptions. His career passer rating is 81.2.

In Chicago, he joins a depth chart led by Justin Fields. The Bears also have Nick Foles; as Charean Williams noted when Siemian recently visited Chicago, the addition of Siemian could mean that the Bears will try to trade Foles.

Most recently, Siemian visited the Raiders. That apparently was enough to get Chicago to get things done, bringing Siemian back to Chicago seven years after he left Northwestern.

15 responses to “Trevor Siemian agrees to a two-year deal with the Bears

  1. Having himself a very good career. Won’t be remembered by many but his family set for generations. IMO signing 2 contracts in the league is a success, Siemian is making bank.

  2. Siemian going anywhere is a non factor, he’s no where close to competeing for a starters job on any team!

  3. The reason foles is getting the boot because if the bears fix the OL and fields still cant read a defense and keeps getting sacked, foles would instantly fix the offense with a better OL so gotta get him off the team or crush fields ego.

  4. I heard he was visiting the Raiders so I’m glad they came to their senses and didn’t sign him

  5. This falls into the doesn’t matter category and I’m a Bears fan. The only upside to this is Foles will finally be gone, even though I’d be shocked if anyone traded for him. The sooner they eliminate the Pace/Nagy blunders the better.

  6. jjfootball says:
    March 25, 2022 at 2:48 am

    Glad my Raiders didn’t sign him!


    Yeah the Raiders (Lions of the AFC) already have two (Derek Carr and Garrett Gilbert) 3rd string QBs on their roster.

  7. At a minimum the base has been built for at least 3 more years of Bear mediocrity. Not the worst and perhaps a sneak into the play-offs if GB melts down. Beatings will continue at Halas Hall until morale is restored!

  8. dales says:
    March 25, 2022 at 1:13 am
    Siemian going anywhere is a non factor, he’s no where close to competeing for a starters job on any team!
    You have seen our production at that position?

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