Justin Fields, listed as questionable for Sunday due to his separated shoulder, is not expected to play vs. the Jets, per sources. Bears are expected to start QB Trevor Siemian, and the team also promoted Nathan Peterman from the practice squad Saturday to serve as the backup QB.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 27, 2022
This move was strongly hinted at when Nathan Peterman was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad to serve as a potential back up quarterback. Fields suffered a separated left shoulder in the game against the Falcons and was a game-time decision for this week.
Siemian, a Northwestern alum, is not a great option at quarterback and the Bears odds of winning go down significantly with him under center. Still, this is a smart move with the franchise quarterback injured and a chance to improve Chicago’s spot in the draft if losses continue to pile up.