A former Packers player is now a Bears quarterback
The Green Bay Packers will play the Chicago Bears in Week 13. They might see a familiar face on the sidelines. The Bears signed a former Packers quarterback in the same week the two rivals will play.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Bears signed Tim Boyle off the Detroit Lions practice squad.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 30, 2022
Quarterback Justin Fields was injured against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11. The Bears started backup quarterback Trevor Siemian against the Jets. Siemian was hurt in warm-ups for the game but played. He’s day-to-day with the injury.
Boyle has been with the Lions since the 2021 season. Before going to Detroit, Boyle was with the Packers from 2018-2020. He joined the Packers out of college as an undrafted free agent. Boyle played in 11 games for the Packers.
One thing to keep an eye on here is Aaron Rodgers’ injury. Backup quarterback Jordan Love might have to come in for Rodgers if he can’t stay healthy against the Bears. Boyle is the perfect signing for the Bears if they want to understand what Love’s mindset is with his role as a backup with the Packers. The Bears’ third-string quarterback is Nathan Peterman. With the Bears’ offensive line and Peterman’s skillset, it’s possible that Boyle could play against the Packers.