5 veterans who won't make Chicago Bears roster Week 1

The Chicago Bears have totally turned over the roster in just over a year, and it's going to continue to evolve

Chicago Bears, Dante Pettis
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4. Nathan Peterman, QB

This is a bit of a bold take, should the Bears end up keeping three quarterbacks on the roster. If they do, I'm rolling with the undrafted free agent out of Shepherd, Tyson Bagent. Following the 2023 NFL Draft, Bagent was the number one undrafted quarterback according to multiple outlets, and the Bears were lucky enough to get him.

Peterman is a capable third string quarterback, but in a perfect world, he'd never have to play. If the Bears want to continue their youth movement and develop guys for the future, Bagent would be a great player to keep around and develop into a backup for Fields.

At Shepherd, Bagent threw for 17,034 yards, 159 touchdowns and just 48 picks. Last season alone, Bagent threw for 4580 yards, 41 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

His footwork in the pocket and ability to manage a quick release are two big attributes the Bears have to like and should work in molding. Hopefully, they keep him around over Peterman, in the end.