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West Virginia Native Tyson Bagent in Line to be Bears Backup QB



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Tyson Bagent spent the preseason on a mission to prove he’s worthy of being an NFL quarterback and he’s now earning his reward. Based on a report by Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports, the Bears have released PJ Walker, thus making Bagent their backup quarterback.

Bagent will now start his rookie season as Chicago’s number two quarterback behind Justin Fields. This comes after the Shepherd University product showed off his dual-threat ability over the last few weeks with two rushing touchdowns during his time leading the Bears offense.

Bagent’s best outing was in the second game when he completed nine of ten passes for 76 yards against the Colts.

West Virginia Native Tyson Bagent Opening Eyes in Strong Preseason for Bears

Even though the Martinsburg, West Virginia native did not garner attention like other quarterbacks from Division I schools, his college statistics were too much to ignore for the NFL to not give him a chance. In Division II, he threw for 4,580 yards in 2022 and exactly 5,000 yards passing in 2021. Bagent also completed 70% of his passes and tossed 41 touchdowns this past season, totaling 91 the last two years combined.

Tyson Bagent in the NFL also no doubt means hearing more from his dad, Travis. Mr. Bagent actually spoke for his son at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and entertained the media members, including WVSN’s Mike Asti, in attendance.

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