The Bears tried out six players on Tuesday, according to the NFL transaction wire. Doug Kyed of PFF was the first to report that two of those players were free agent quarterbacks Ryan Willis and Peyton Ramsey.
Others players who tried out include quarterback Jake Dolegala, as well as wide receivers Darece Roberson, Matthew Sexton and Isaiah Zuber.
Fans of Big Ten football likely recognize Ramsey, who went undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft. A two-year starter at Indiana prior to last season, Ramsey transferred to Northwestern and started for the Wildcats, helping lead them to a 7-2 record and a No. 10 ranking. He had a brief stint with the Panthers this past offseason.
Dolegala was an undrafted free agent as a four-year starter out of Central Connecticut who has bounced around the league, most recently spending this past offseason with the Packers. Willis started games for both Kansas and Virginia Tech before graduating in 2020, having won the MVP award for the Spring League Megabowl in 2021.
The Bears could potentially add one of these quarterbacks with both Andy Dalton and Justin Fields dealing with injuries. Though the extent of Fields’ injury doesn’t appear to be as serious as Dalton’s, Chicago’s decision to work out three quarterbacks could indicate their desire to have an emergency option should either of them miss Week 4.