The Chicago Bears are working out quarterback Chris Streveler on Thursday per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Chris Streveler was a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2018 and 2019 and won the Grey Cup with Winnipeg in 2019 before leaving the CFL for the Arizona Cardinals.
Streveler is well known for his rushing abilities and tendency to try to run through defenders. Streveler may have the opportunity to play for his hometown team. He played his high school ball for Marian Central Catholic in Naperville, Illinois which is a suburb of Chicago.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2018-2019)
Streveler began his career in professional football with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He appeared in 35 regular season games with 12 starts over his 2 seasons with the Bombers. He completed 242 of his 374 passes (64.7%) for 2,698 yards and 19 touchdowns with 19 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,174 yards on 205 rushes (5.73 average) and 22 rushing touchdowns.
He played a key part in the 2019 post-season run which saw Winnipeg win the Grey Cup over Hamilton. In the Western Semi-Final, he rushed 13 times for 82 yards and a touchdown against Calgary. In the Grey Cup victory over Hamilton Streveler rushed 9 times for 30 yards primarily in short-yardage situations. He also completed all 3 of his pass attempts for 39 yards including an 18-yard touchdown pass down the middle to Andrew Harris which was the only passing touchdown for Winnipeg in that game.
Arizona Cardinals (2020-2021)
Streveler signed with the Arizona Cardinals in February of 2020. He also worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins following the 2019 season with Winnipeg. Streveler made his NFL debut in week 17 of 2020 taking over following an injury to Kyler Murray. He completed 11 of his 16 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown with 1 interception and added 15 yards on the ground in the loss to the Rams.
He appeared in 2 preseason games in 2021 completing 17 of his 30 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed 12 times for 59 yards including a 23-yard run against Dallas.
Streveler completed 6 of his 9 passes for 36 yards against Carolina in week 10. He was released from the Cardinals less than 2 weeks later.
Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens (2021-2022)
Streveler was signed by the Baltimore Ravens in November 2021 to their practice squad following his release from the Arizona Cardinals. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins in February of 2022 but was released in May of 2022.
New York Jets (2022-2023)
Chris Streveler was most recently with the New York Jets where he signed in late July of 2022. He had a remarkable preseason in 2022 leading the Jets to a 4th quarter comeback victory in all 3 of their preseason games. Over the preseason he completed 24 of his 33 passes for 277 yards and 5 touchdowns with 1 interception. He also rushed for 71 yards on 9 rushes.
Streveler replaced Zach Wilson in the week 16 loss in 2022 during which he completed 10 of his 15 passes for 90 yards and rushed for 54 yards on 9 rushes.
In 2023 Streveler was injured in the preseason during the Hall of Fame game and was later released after reaching an injury settlement.
Streveler played his first 3 seasons of college with Minnesota before transferring to play for South Dakota. Over 2 seasons with South Dakota Streveler played in 23 games with 22 starts completing 480 of his 754 passes for 6,081 yards and 54 touchdowns with 17 interceptions. He also rushed 1,543 yards and 20 touchdowns on 329 rushes (4.7 average).
He was the MVFC Offensive Player of the Year in 2017 as well as a runner-up for the Walter Payton Award.
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