Former Saints QB Trevor Siemian agrees to two-year deal with Bears

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.

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. 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 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.

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