Trevor Siemian had visits with the Bears and the Raiders, but he's bound for Chicago.
Siemian has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Bears, his agent announced Thursday night. Siemian's contract is worth $4 million, and the QB has a chance to make up to $5 million overall, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport added Friday.
A season after starting four games with the New Orleans Saints, Siemian is headed to back up quarterback Justin Fields, the team's 2021 first-round pick. Siemian had recent visits with Las Vegas and Chicago, but will stay in the NFC and play under rookie head coach Matt Eberflus.
While the Bears look to build around Fields, Siemian's addition brings into question what's next for Nick Foles, who has one season left on his contract with Chicago and a $10.66 million cap number and a $7.66 million dead cap charge. Foles has been with the Bears the last two seasons, splitting starts with Mitchell Trubisky in 2020 and seeing action in just one game last year with Fields and Andy Dalton ahead of him on the depth chart.
The Bears have explored trading Foles and with Siemian's addition that should continue, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Friday.
The well-traveled Siemian was a seventh-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2015 who has 29 career starts and can provide a solid spot start when needed and should offer some experience for Fields to learn from.