Chicago Bears reveal surprising twist at QB position with new depth chart

A few unexpected names appeared on the Chicago Bears' depth chart on Tuesday, just before the team's first game of the season, which will be played against the Green Bay Packers.

Ray-Ray McCloud, a former Steelers and current 49ers wide receiver, will be restricted in practice this week, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Before the 53-man roster cutoff date a week ago, the Bears released PJ Walker and Nathan Peterman off their roster. 

That put Tyson Bagent, a rookie, in second place behind quarterback Justin Fields. 

On Thursday of last week, after Nathan Peterman had been released earlier in the week, the Bears brought him back onto the team's roster.

The Chicago Bears have decided to go with Nathan Peterman as their backup quarterback to Justin Fields.

According to Courtney Cronin of ESPN, the Bears have Peterman classified as the number two quarterback and Bagent as the number three quarterback.

It would appear that the Bears retained Bagent on their active roster before making any cuts because they were concerned that he might be picked up on waivers.

The Bears most certainly want to cultivate Bagent as a dependable backup for the future, but they believe Peterman is better suited to serve in that capacity prior to Week 1.

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