Trevor Siemian

Chicago Bears
Quarterback #13
Chicago Bears
Quarterback #13

Trevor Siemian News

Ends season on injured reserve

Siemian ended the season completing 15 of 26 passes for 184 yards with one touchdown pass and an interception.

Analysis: Siemian struggled in his spot-start against the Jets in Week 12, though that was far from an ideal matchup that also had terrible weather conditions. As backup quarterbacks go, Siemian has been a reasonable option for the Saints and the Bears over the last two years. He'll likely be in a similar role next year, which will be his seventh year in the league. He's under contract with the team through the 2023 season.

Jan 8, 2023 5:23 PM EST

Heads to IR

Siemian was placed on the Bears' injured reserve Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Siemian is set to undergo season-ending surgery for an oblique injury sustained in pregame warmups ahead of Chicago's Week 12 loss to the Jets. The 30-year-old quarterback was then ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, and he'll now turn his focus toward recovering ahead of the 2023 season. With Siemian done for the year, the Bears have signed Nathan Peterman from the practice squad to serve as the backup quarterback behind Justin Field on Sunday.

Dec 3, 2022 3:32 PM EST

To undergo season-ending surgery

Coach Matt Eberflus said Friday that Siemian will undergo season-ending surgery on his oblique, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Siemian was slated to fill in for an absent Justin Fields (shoulder) this past Sunday at the Jets, but he injured his oblique in warmups and suddenly was a game-time decision. He ended up playing through the pain and logged all 56 offense snaps in the loss while completing 14 of 25 passes for 179 yards, one touchdown and one interception. In the wake of the performance, Siemian was unable to practice during Week 13 prep and now will be sidelined for the rest of the campaign. Fields is in line to return Sunday against the Packers, and Eberflus noted practice-squad member Nathan Peterman will be the backup quarterback, even with the Bears signing Tim Boyle of the Lions' practice squad Wednesday.

Dec 2, 2022 12:09 PM EST

Sitting out another practice

Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said Siemian (oblique) will be a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Chicago's top two quarterbacks will be listed on the injury report the same way they were Wednesday, when top signal-caller Justin Fields (shoulder) appeared as a limited participant. Even though Siemian received the starting nod in place of the injured Fields in Week 12, it's the former player who may be more in danger of sitting out this Sunday's game against the Packers. Though he suffered the oblique injury in pregame warmups, Siemian managed to play through the issue, but he wasn't particularly effective (14-for-25 for 179 yards, one touchdown and one interception). The Bears signed Tim Boyle off the Lions' practice squad Wednesday, and he could be in line to direct the offense this Sunday if neither Fields nor Siemian is available to play. Chicago also has Nathan Peterman on the practice squad as another option at the position.

Dec 1, 2022 10:05 AM EST

No practice to begin week

Siemian will not practice Wednesday due to an oblique injury, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Siemian injured his oblique during pre-game warmups ahead of Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Jets, though he did manage to play through the issue and start, throwing for 179 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Justin Fields (shoulder) is practicing in a limited capacity Wednesday and hasn't been ruled out for Week 13's divisional matchup against the Packers, but his status appears truly uncertain, so the Bears could be taking a cautious approach to Siemian's health. Nathan Peterman is available as a No. 3 option for Chicago, and the team also signed Tim Boyle off Detroit's practice squad Wednesday.

Nov 30, 2022 9:55 AM EST

Struggles after hot start

Siemian completed 14 of 25 passes for 179 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Jets. He added eight yards on four rushing attempts.

Analysis: Siemian got off to a strong start, completing three of five passes for 62 yards on the opening drive to set up a 22-yard Cairo Santos field goal before adding another 58 passing yards on the following possession, including a four-yard touchdown pass to Byron Pringle to take a 10-7 lead. New York's defense woke up after that, holding Siemian and the Bears in check the rest of the way. His final pass was an interception on first and goal, after which the Jets ran out the final 5:04. If Justin Fields (shoulder) feels good enough to play against the Packers in Week 13, Siemian will be back on the bench, but keep in mind that Chicago could play it safe with the second-year starter's injury by having Fields sit out through the Bears' Week 14 bye.

Nov 27, 2022 2:04 PM EST

Draws Week 12 start

Siemian started at QB for the Bears on Sunday against the Jets, Courtney Cronin of ESPN reports.

Analysis: With Justin Fields (shoulder) unavailable, Siemian had been expected to start Sunday, but after he injured an oblique muscle during warmups, the Bears announced that Nathan Peterman would draw the assignment instead. Evidently, Siemian felt better as kickoff approached and he ended up starting the contest after all. Fields' next chance to suit up will arrive next weekend, when Chicago faces Green Bay in Week 13.

Nov 27, 2022 10:36 AM EST

Week 12 starter TBD

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network relays that Bears media relations told reporters that it's a game-time decision between Siemian and Nathan Peterman as to who will start Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: With Justin Fields (shoulder) inactive for the Bears' Week 12 contest, Trevor Siemian had been in line to start, but suffered an oblique injury during pregame warmups. Peterman was then named the team's starting QB, but now it's a game-time decision regarding who will get the nod.

Nov 27, 2022 10:00 AM EST

Injures oblique, won't start Sunday

Siemian suffered an oblique injury in pregame warmups and won't start Sunday's game against the Jets, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: With Justin Fields (shoulder) inactive for the contest, Siemian was on track to make his second appearance and first start of the season for Chicago. However, due to the unfortunate timing of his injury, Siemian doesn't look as though he'll be available as anything more than an emergency backup, as the Bears have now announced that Nathan Peterman -- who was elevated from the practice squad Saturday -- will draw the start.

Nov 27, 2022 9:15 AM EST

Starting for Fields in Week 12

Siemian will start in place of Justin Fields (shoulder) Sunday at the Jets.

Analysis: Considering Fields emerged from last Sunday's defeat in Atlanta with a separated left, non-throwing shoulder that includes partially torn ligaments, it's no surprise Siemian is getting a chance to direct the Bears offense just one week later. With Fields' inactive status confirmed, Siemian will take the field for the second time this season after handling three snaps in a Week 8 loss at Dallas. Siemian's most recent extended action occurred last year with the Saints, when he completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,154 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions while taking nine carries for 20 yards and another score in six appearances (four starts).

Nov 27, 2022 8:34 AM EST

Appears set for Week 12 start

Siemian appears on track to start at quarterback in Sunday's game against the Jets with Justin Fields (shoulder) listed as questionable but not expected to play, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Before making an official call on Fields' status when it releases its Week 12 inactive list 90 minutes before the 1 p.m. ET kickoff, Chicago will give Fields an opportunity to warm up early Sunday as he attempts to prove his health. However, after Fields was limited in practices all week due to what's been described as an AC joint sprain in his non-throwing shoulder, the second-year signal-caller is considered a "long shot" to play, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Bears seemingly telegraphed Fields' expected absence by elevating Nathan Peterman from the practice squad Saturday, with Peterman likely to serve as Siemian's backup. Siemian has made only one appearance off the bench in 2022, but the 30-year-old has previously picked up 29 starts since entering the NFL in 2015. Four of those starts came last season with the Saints, with Siemian completing 83 of 144 attempts (57.6 percent) for 924 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions in those outings. For as long as the game plan allows for it Sunday, expect the Bears to adopt a more conservative offensive approach under Siemian, who could struggle to help Chicago continue their streak of four consecutive games with at least 24 points.

Nov 27, 2022 5:15 AM EST

Efficient performance

Siemian completed five of eight passes for 54 yards in the Bears' 21-20 win against the Browns on Saturday.

Analysis: Siemian entered the game with two minutes left in the first half and played most of the third quarter. He's been the clear No. 2 quarterback behind Justin Fields throughout the summer, and it seems likely he'll retain that role to start the regular season.

Aug 28, 2022 9:29 AM EST

Fires touchdown pass

Siemian completed eight of 15 passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 27-11 preseason win over the Seahawks' on Thursday.

Analysis: Siemian came in on the Bears' second drive. Although starter Justin Fields was under heavy pressure when in the game, Seattle didn't send the same level of pressure when Siemian played. However, he mostly threw short passes and barely completed half of his attempts. He appears to have a solid hold on the No. 2 quarterback role.

Aug 19, 2022 4:44 AM EST

Solid performance

Siemian completed seven of 13 passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' 19-14 win over the Chiefs on Saturday.

Analysis: Siemian entered the game after Justin Fields and the starters finished their work for the day. The veteran backup threw scoring passes to Trestan Ebner and Dazz Newsome against the Chiefs' backup defenders. It's likely that Siemian will be the No. 2 quarterback for Chicago going into the regular season.

Aug 14, 2022 6:25 AM EST

Enters camp as No. 2 quarterback

Trevor Siemian is expected to serve as Justin Fields' backup (a href=""> Dustin Riese of reports.

Analysis: In his five-year career, Siemian has made starts for both the Broncos and Saints. After posting a 30:24 TD:INT in three years with Denver, he had an impressive 11:3 TD:INT with the Saints last year. However, he's yet to reach a 60 percent completion rate in any season during his career. He'd likely be an emergency fantasy option if Fields missed time.

Jul 31, 2022 4:37 PM EST

Joining Bears QB room

Siemian signed a two-year deal with the Bears on Tuesday, according to his agent.

Analysis: Siemian spent the 2021 season primarily as the backup in New Orleans. However, he did start for a string of five games in the middle of the season, during which he completed 57.2 percent of his passes for 1,083 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. While Siemian won't have the opportunity to start in Chicago barring an injury to Justin Fields, he has proven to be a strong backup and viable spot starter throughout his five-year career. Nick Foles also remains in the picture, but he was often a healthy scratch when the rest of the quarterback room was healthy in 2021.

Mar 24, 2022 8:32 PM EST

Wins in relief

Siemian completed nine of 15 passes for 71 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Siemian was forced into the game after Taysom Hill (foot) exited with a foot injury in the first half. The Saints relied heavily on Alvin Kamara and the run game, though Siemian was effective when called upon. He led the offense to the end zone twice, throwing for scores from 13 and five yards away. After serving as the backup and making spot starts in New Orleans for the 2021 season, Siemian will hit free agency this offseason and will likely look for another backup role around the league.

Jan 9, 2022 9:40 PM EST

Removed from COVID-19 list

The Saints activated Siemian (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Likewise for Taysom Hill (illness), allowing the Saints to have a more desirable Hill-Siemian setup at the top of the quarterback depth chart. Siemian will serve as Hill's backup moving forward, while Week 16 starter Ian Book slides back down to No. 3.

Dec 29, 2021 2:06 PM EST

Unavailable Monday

The Saints didn't activate Siemian (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list, making him ineligible to play Monday versus the Dolphins, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Taysom Hill (illness) also wasn't activated from the COVID-19 list, leaving Ian Book to handle his first NFL start and practice squad call-up Blake Bortles as the Saints' Week 16 backup quarterback. Siemian's next chance to be available to the offense arrives Sunday versus the Panthers.

Dec 27, 2021 2:21 PM EST

Added to bloated COVID-19 list

The Saints placed Siemian (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Analysis: Siemian was one of nine New Orleans players added to the list Thursday, all the result of positive COVID-19 tests, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. If Siemian is vaccinated and asymptomatic, he'll be eligible to play Monday against the Dolphins, but the Saints already seem to be proceeding as though neither he nor top signal-caller Taysom Hill (illness) will be available to return from the list Week 16. With neither Hill nor his top backup expected to play, rookie fourth-round pick Ian Book is the likely candidate to start in his NFL debut Monday night, in a game that has major playoff implications for both the Saints and the Dolphins.

Dec 23, 2021 2:02 PM EST

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