6 depth free agents who will not return to the Chicago Bears in 2024

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1. Nathan Peterman should not return for the Chicago Bears

It feels like the Nathan Peterman time is over. He officially lost his job to Tyson Bagent, although an illness to Bagent led to Peterman getting snaps for a short period of time in week 18. Still, that should be the last time you see Peterman with the Chicago Bears. 

The Bears signing Peterman was always a sign that they were not completely committed to Justin Fields. In the way that the Baltimore Ravens have Tyler Huntley, you would think the Justin Fields backup would have been someone more mobile, so the offense could be built around him. 

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Luke Getsy never built the offense around Fields, and that may cost both of them. Nathan Peterman signed with the Chicago Bears because he had a connection with Luke Getsy, going back to them both playing at Pitt, along with quarterbacks coach Andrew Janocko. You would assume that all three came in together, and all three will leave together this offseason. The only way Peterman is back is if Luke Getsy is back, and even if Getsy is not back, they should find better depth in the quarterback room.