Twitter reacts to the Bears’ signing of QB PJ Walker

The Chicago Bears have a new backup quarterback. According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Bears sign former Carolina Panthers quarterback PJ Walker to a two-year contract. Walker will likely become Justin Fields’ new backup, and will also reunite with receiver DJ Moore, who acquired the team from the Panthers last week as part of the transaction related to the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.

Walker joined the Indianapolis Colts in 2017 as an undrafted free agent, but entered the XFL scene in 2020 for the Houston Roughnecks. He was the league leader in passing yards and touchdowns before the COVID-19 pandemic halted play. That success led him to a deal with the Panthers, where he started a handful of games between 2020 and 2022.

Last season, Walker started five games and threw for 731 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. His best moment came on a 62-yard Hail Mary touchdown to Moore against the Atlanta Falcons late in the fourth quarter in an overtime loss. Now he comes to Chicago as Fields’ back-up and a chance to work with Moore again. The Bears still have Trevor Siemian on the roster as backup, but he may be on his way out with Walker coming up.

While it wasn’t the bombshell Bears fans were hoping to see, people seem happy with the move to bring in a backup like Walker. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news.

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