Bears reach agreement with PJ Walker

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The Panthers did not tender PJ Walker, making the quarterback an unrestricted free agent. He did not take long to find a new home.

Walker has reached agreement with the Bears on a two-year deal, ESPN reports.

Walker, 28, becomes the likely backup to Justin Fields and reunites with DJ Moore.

He started five games for the Panthers last season, completing 59.4 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

In three seasons with the Panthers, Walker started seven of the 15 games he played. He has completed 131 of 228 passes for 1,461 yards with five touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

5 responses to “Bears reach agreement with PJ Walker

  1. A good depth signing for the Bears. Probably not an upgrade over Trevor Siemian, but should easily beat out Nathan Peterman and Tim Boyle if they are still under contract.

  2. It’s not about whether PJ Walker is categorically “better” than some of the backups the Bears have had in recent years. It’s the fact that he plays in the same style as Justin Fields, meaning the offense scheme won’t have to be completely modified or retooled if Fields goes down, as in what happened when stone-statue Nick Foles replaced Fields and it was a disaster. Plus he is familiar with DJ Moore from their time together with the Panthers. This is basic, forward-thinking strategic planning and considering the whole as well as the parts, which hasn’t been in evidence with the Bears organization for… well, forever… and I love it.

  3. Could never figure out why a team with a running QB would have a stay in the pocket QB for a backup

  4. Justin Fields is a running QB because he was running for his life behind the worst pass-blocking O-line in the NFL.
    We’ll see if the Bears screw up again and don’t get him any protection, it’s not looking good at this point.

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