With the Chicago Bears likely not going to provide many details on the injury to starting quarterback Justin Fields until Fields is close to returning, there will be a need to look into the roster moves that the team makes.
The first move arrived on Tuesday as the Bears added a quarterback to their practice squad.
Trace McSorley has been added to the Bears’ practice squad and that should all but confirm that Fields will not be starting for the team on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders. Rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent is expected to make his first career NFL start after entering the game in place of an injured Fields last Sunday and that likely means that veteran quarterback Nathan Peterman will be elevated to the active roster from the practice squad.
Trace McSorley’s addition to the Chicago Bears practice squad may signal Justin Fields missing multiple weeks.
If you are not familiar with McSorley, perhaps, this song will help.
YouTube fame notwithstanding, McSorley has appeared in 9 games over the course of his career. McSorley’s lone NFL start came with the Arizona Cardinals last season. McSorley has a completion percentage of just over 51 percent through 93 pass attempts over the course of his career while totaling one touchdown against five interceptions.
The cynical spin on the Bears adding McSorley to their practice squad is that it may signal that Fields will miss multiple weeks. Otherwise, there would not have been a need for the Bears to add a quarterback to their practice
squad on the first day they were eligible to following the injury to Fields.