Trace McSorley is Reportedly Signing to the Bears’ Practice Squad

Trace McSorley is Reportedly Signing to the Bears’ Practice Squad

According to reports, Trace McSorley has joined the Bears’ practice squad.

A change is being made in the Chicago Bears quarterback room.
Also, don’t forget about this practice squad addition given the uncertainty surrounding Justin Fields’ situation.

According to NFL reporter Jordan Schultz, Trace McSorley is reportedly signing with the Bears and joining their practice squad.

Trace McSorley, a quarterback, has been added to the Bears’ practice squad.

Just who is Trace McSorley?

The Baltimore Ravens selected Trace McSorley, 28, in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft (197th overall). The former Penn State player has only appeared in nine games over the course of three seasons with the Ravens (2019–20) and Arizona Cardinals (2022).
While playing for Arizona last year, McSorley did make one start. The overall stats for McSorley were 48/93 (51%) with 502 passing yards, 1 touchdown, 5 interceptions, and a passer rating of 48.8. Normally, I wouldn’t go into such detail about a practice squad quarterback.
But I think the McSorley addition is a bad sign.

According to my interpretation, Justin Fields will be out for a while after the Bears sign a quarterback from the practice squad.
This line of reasoning requires little justification.
Fields will be downgraded to “uncertain” because his grip strength has been compromised by his injury.
Fields’ complete absence will probably prompt them to move Nathan Peterman up to the active roster.
In order to accommodate the move, they could put Fields on injured reserve and add a roster spot.
Additionally, by adding McSorley to the practice squad, they would still have a backup quarterback in case something were to happen to Peterman or presumed starter Tyson Bagent.

The Bears could also keep McSorley and Peterman on the practice squad as an alternative strategy. It might seem strange, but it might give the Bears the kind of roster flexibility that would allow them to move one player (hell, why not both?) from the practice squad to the active roster on game day.

Oof. I detest the situation we are in as the Chicago Bears’ 2023 season enters Week 7.
We’re trying to figure out why a quarterback injury led to a practice squad signing. The Bears and their supporters, who have been hoping for positive developments at the quarterback position for years, continue to take hits.


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