Chicago Bears Sign Former Panthers Quarterback

The Chicago Bears have signed former Carolina Panthers quarterback P.J. Walker to a two-year contract, as reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

The 28-year-old QB will likely compete with Trevor Siemian for the backup role behind the Bears' starting quarterback, Justin Fields.

Walker gained attention with an impressive stint in the XFL before joining the Panthers for three seasons. In his time with Carolina, Walker played in 15 games and made seven starts.

Although he struggled at times, he managed a 57.5% completion percentage with 1,461 yards, five touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.

The Bears hope that Walker's progress, especially in the 2022 season, will continue as he competes for the backup position.  

He's coming off the best season of his three-year NFL career, registering a 59.4 completion percentage, 731 passing yards, 39 rushing yards, and three touchdowns with three interceptions across six games.

Walker also rejoins former Panthers teammate, DJ Moore, in Chicago.

The team plans to run a run-heavy offense, and Walker's potential to secure the backup role depends on his performance in the upcoming training camp.

If he ends up starting games for Chicago next year due to a Fields injury, the Bears will rely on his continued development to maintain their offensive production. 
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