Bears Cut Ties with QB Amid Dramatic Day for Organization

On Wednesday, September 20, Chicago released third-string quarterback Nathan Peterman.

“The Bears have released QB Nathan Peterman,” Field Yates of ESPN reported through X.

Earlier in the day, defensive coordinator Alan Williams unexpectedly quit for health and family concerns. 

. Starting quarterback Justin Fields then criticized the offensive coaching staff for his “robotic” and dismal start to the season before retracting.

Chicago signed Peterman in late March as its third-string option behind P.J. Walker, who the team inked to a two-year, $4.15 million deal two weeks earlier.

After a terrible preseason in which Peterman outplayed Walker, the Bears released him in late August. 

Chicago lost $2 million in guaranteed pay to release Walker, who will join the Browns' practice squad.