Bears QB Trevor Siemian starts against Jets despite oblique injury

There are twists. And then there’s the Chicago Bears quarterback situation.

After Justin Fields separated his non-throwing left shoulder in Atlanta against the Falcons last Sunday and was declared inactive for Chicago’s game against the New York Jets, veteran QB Trevor Siemian makes his first start since Week 12 of the 2021 season, when he was with the New Orleans Saints.

After Siemian injured an oblique muscle during pregame warmups at MetLife Stadium, the team announced before the game that he would serve as a backup for quarterback Nathan Peterman, whom the Bears promoted from the game. roster practice squad active on Saturday.

Despite this announcement, Siemian started Sunday’s game anyway, with Peterman as a substitute.

With a diminished depth chart at quarterback, the Bears also have running back David Montgomery available as an emergency option.

“He’s kind of that extra green dot that we have in our back pocket,” offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said last week.

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