Maybe it’s time for football fans to ignore the training camp reports.
CHGO Sports’ Adam Hoge used a fire emoji to describe Nathan Peterman’s play on Wednesday. Not because he inadvertently set the Chicago Bears practice facility on fire with an errant pass, but because the much-maligned replacement was apparently playing well in practice.
Fans aren’t quite ready to declare quarterback competition between Peterman and Justin Fields in Chicago.
Peterman has posted an abysmal 34.0 quarterback rating in 10 career games, throwing three touchdowns on 12 interceptions. He averages 4.2 yards per pass attempt.
The former Buffalo Bills and Las Vegas Raiders quarterback is training very well to get another opportunity
Even winning the second-string position against Trevor Siemian seems like a stretch. The former seventh-round pick played respectably for the New Orleans Saints last season.
The Bears ranked 30th in passing offense and scored just 18.3 points per game in 2021, but things would have to get even worse for Peterman to take the field for them.