5 players who need to be on the Chicago Bears 53-man roster

Chicago Bears, Tyson Bagent
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4. Tyson Bagent, QB

Over the course of the first two preseason games, Bears fans quickly fell in love with undrafted rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent. The Bears signed Bagent coming out of Shepherd, and through a pair of preseason contests, he definitely opened some eyes.

We didn't anticipate the Bears having a backup quarterback controversy, but when you combine Bagent's success with P.J. Walker's struggles, that's exactly what we saw unfold. Then, the Bears opted to cut ties with Walker, which now opens the door for Bagent to make the team.

The Bears still have veteran Nathan Peterman on the roster, who could technically still make the team as Justin Fields' backup. However, Bagent has been the more impressive player and deserves not only a spot on the team, but the backup job, too.

During the preseason, Bagent threw for 156 yards but scored two touchdowns on the ground. He looked decisive and in command of the offense while out there. He presents the Bears with such an interesting option for a backup, especially because of his mobility. The fact that the Bears wouldn't have to change much of the offense with Bagent in there is a huge positive, whereas Peterman is not known for his legs.