Nathan Peterman, Chicago Bears
Nathan Peterman, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Getty Images

Peterman is best known for throwing five picks in the first half of his first career start

Less than an hour before the 1 pm kickoff, the NY Jets will see a different quarterback than expected after warmups.

After starter Justin Fields was declared out with a shoulder injury, it was up to backup (and former Jet) Trevor Siemian to face the New York Jets and Mike White. Just moments ago, news from NFL insider Mike Garafolo revealed that Siemian suffered an oblique injury during pregame warmups.

As a result, it will be Nathan Peterman who gets the start for the Bears.

Peterman — a bonafide bust since coming into the league — is as good of a matchup as the Jets could ever ask for. Over his career, Peterman has thrown just 3 touchdowns to 12 interceptions with a completion percentage of 52.6. His adjusted net air yards per attempt (taking into account sacks) is just 0.26, the lowest number for a quarterback with at least 100 attempts since the 1990s.

The last time Peterman threw a football in a regular-season game came back in 2020 with the Raiders. He has not thrown a touchdown since 2018 with the Buffalo Bills. The elite Jets defense should be licking their lips upon hearing the news.

Now they must take care of business. The Bears were a lousy team with Fields starting, so with Peterman under center, the Jets should have no problem imposing their will and leaving home with a win today.

If you want to be taken as a serious contender in this league, you must win against bad teams with conviction.

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