It doesn’t make for a much better story than having an undrafted Division II quarterback come into training camp, win a roster position, win the backup job, and dominate his first game against a fourteen-year veteran quarterback. The Chicago Bears’ newest rookie sensation Tyson Bagent was able to do just that and look pretty darn good doing it too.
There wasn’t much expected out of Bagent who was inserted as the starter due to an injury to Justin Fields, but he certainly exceeded what little expectations existed for an undrafted rookie on a team with a losing record. Bagent managed to look like a veteran out on the field completing 21/29 passes, with one touchdown, and zero turnovers for a quarterback rating of 97.2 as the Bears marched to a blowout victory of 30-12.
While Bagent may have not blown the roof of the stadium or made fans immediately want him to start over Justin Fields he certainly left an impression. With Fields expected to miss multiple weeks, Bagent can be expected to start once again, and if this level of production continues with the wins following along, there very well could be a quarterback controversy in Chicago sooner rather than later.