Bears Sign Nathan Peterman to 1yr Deal

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That's unexpected.

I just can't imagine he's legitimately here to compete with Siemian.
I guess he's fallen to the point that he's willing to come in and compete to be the 3rd string PS QB.

And Willis and Plitt underwhelmed at rookie camp, maybe.
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Poles likes his Dollar General 😂
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Didn't he throw 6 picks in the first half of his first start and get benched?
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Z Bear wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 2:39 pm Didn't he throw 6 picks in the first half of his first start and get benched?
He did
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Well, now we have Dan Orlovsky on the roster basically.
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Gross. Is there some benefit to having an experienced camp body?
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Peterman.....nope..
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Classic WCO QB... not sure why we signed up, maybe looking for a camp arm to throw to the hacks?
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Why? His skill set isn’t like Fields.
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I'd rather have just about any UDFA or some guy off a USFL roster.

But okay.
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We need a practice squad qb, this is funny but doesn’t actually bother me
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Maybe he's collecting players to trade for a 2025 7th round pick.
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dplank wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 7:36 pm We need a practice squad qb, this is funny but doesn’t actually bother me
I'm with you. You have to have extra camp arms. Pfffffffft.
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Mikefive wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:57 pm
dplank wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 7:36 pm We need a practice squad qb, this is funny but doesn’t actually bother me
I'm with you. You have to have extra camp arms. Pfffffffft.
Yeah it’s barely news but weird you couldn’t have gotten someone more intriguing to give Semian competition.
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wab wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 2:43 pm
Z Bear wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 2:39 pm Didn't he throw 6 picks in the first half of his first start and get benched?
He did
Fake news!!! He got benched because he only had 6 completions in the half, not that he had 6 interceptions. He ONLY had 5 of those. :rofl: :rimshot: :rofl:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ear ... irst-half/
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Arkansasbear wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 8:41 am
Fake news!!! He got benched because he only had 6 completions in the half, not that he had 6 interceptions. He ONLY had 5 of those. :rofl: :rimshot: :rofl:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ear ... irst-half/
Is that 6 completions to his own team or 6 completions, counting the 5 to the other team?
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Moriarty wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 10:04 am
Arkansasbear wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 8:41 am
Fake news!!! He got benched because he only had 6 completions in the half, not that he had 6 interceptions. He ONLY had 5 of those. :rofl: :rimshot: :rofl:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ear ... irst-half/
Is that 6 completions to his own team or 6 completions, counting the 5 to the other team?
An extremely low percentage of his passes hit the ground. Out of 14 passes 11 ended up in the hands is someone - 6 to teammates and 5 to guys on the other team.
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I hate this guy and hate this move.


It’s like the Bears are purposely trying to collect the worst QB rosters in the NFL like rare Pokémon.


Why even have three QBs? The third guy just takes up space of a developing player. If and when your starter gets hurt you could easily find someone, literally anyone better than Peterson to act as an emergency back up.

We could have just kept Foles as our third QB, had him ride the pine and throw to the practice squad bodies with the upside that if another NFL team got really desperate for a QB he’d probably be one of the best ones available to trade for someone later.
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dplank wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 7:36 pm We need a practice squad qb, this is funny but doesn’t actually bother me
This. The guy will never see the active roster.
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BearsFanInMN wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 11:28 pm
Mikefive wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:57 pm I'm with you. You have to have extra camp arms. Pfffffffft.
Yeah it’s barely news but weird you couldn’t have gotten someone more intriguing to give Semian competition.
This is what the move tells me. Poles and Flus are 100% all in on Fields. They've seen him in OTA's and are all on board with his skill set.
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Is this the guy with Nosferatu sized hands? I remember that being a thing….
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My bet is that this is for a camp arm and maybe practice squad QB. I think that Getsy's offense probably needs an accurate arm to not only evaluate his offense but also to evaluate the receivers and RBs within it and the UDFAs weren't providing that accuracy. Looking at the five pick game, Peterman's accuracy wasn't that bad: one was off a deflection, three were when he was hit, and one was a bad pass. He also threw a couple of nice balls. In camp at least, he won't have to worry about being hit, so I think the Bears believe that his accuracy is such that he'll allow them to properly evaluate the offense and players.

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This is one of my favorite NFL tropes. If you're a QB who's managed to play in a few actual NFL games, you are guaranteed a spot on an NFL roster for the next 12 years. Look at the QB depth charts of the 31 other teams in the NFL and there's almost 100% guaranteed to be one guy who a., you absolutely never want to see take a snap in an NFL game ever again, and b., has a few starts under his belt.

Matt Barkley, Joe Flacco, Joshua Dobbs, Bryan Hoyer, Mason Rudolph, Jeff Driskell, Blaine Gabbert, Sean Mannion, Josh Johnson etc... There's a place in the nfl for all of these guys apparently and I pray I never have to watch them play football ever again. (except for matt barkley, he just needs a coach who believes in him!)
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Idk why they would sign Peterman over any other FA QB, but ultimately it’s a camp arm that will make veteran minimum salary and likely not make the final roster.
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Here's how I see this. Is Peterman a future piece? No. However, he's a good enough practice player to look like he could be a starter. Better practice reps for this WR group that needs all the help it can get. One year rental. Room to bring in development guy next year.
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south pacific wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 3:25 am Why even have three QBs? The third guy just takes up space of a developing player. If and when your starter gets hurt you could easily find someone, literally anyone better than Peterson to act as an emergency back up.
I'm all for having three quarterbacks.

But I wouldn't hire Peterman to be an assistant equipment manager.
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Every team in the NFL brings 3 or 4 QBs to camp. Peterman is a QB who knows something about the schemes Getsy plan to run so it's possible he's just more efficient as a camp arm and potential PS guy than anyone else we had on the roster. He's body with an arm.
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