Bears trade for Nick Foles becomes official

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It’s official: The Bears and Jaguars both announced that the trade of quarterback Nick Foles from Jacksonville to Chicago is a done deal.

The Jaguars will receive a compensatory fourth-round choice in return. It is the 140th overall selection.

Foles, 31, played only four starts for the Jaguars after signing a four-year, $88 million contract. He fractured his left clavicle in the season opener and underwent surgery.

Foles returned in November and ended up going 0-4 as a starter, throwing three touchdowns, two interceptions and posting an 84.6 passer rating.

He will begin his career in Chicago as the backup to Mitchell Trubisky, but it won’t surprise anyone if, at some point, Foles takes over as the starter. If nothing else, Foles is insurance.

Foles has played that role many times in his career, and, of course, it paid off for the Eagles when Carson Wentz was injured in 2017. Foles led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title.

9 responses to “Bears trade for Nick Foles becomes official

  1. “ He will begin his career in Chicago as the backup to Mitchell Trubisky…”

    I’m not sure why this is being so widely reported. Nick Foles is the starting QB in Chicago this year. You don’t trade for a QB and pay him $15 mil to be the backup. And Nagy can finally open up the playbook since Foles knows the offense. That’s what they’re paying for.

  2. Definitely an upgrade for the Bears from the perspective of a long time Viking fan. Then again Minnesota couldn’t even beat Chase freaking Daniel last season. Seriously if Chicago gets the Super Bowl MVP version of Foles then the Bears will be in for one hell of a season in 2020.

  3. It’s Trubiskys job to lose (duh….like Pace would admit defeat on the worst blunder in NFL draft history without a competition at least).

    But Foles will win.

  4. …and the Bears officially become worse.

    Odell got Tom Coughlin fired from the Giants, and Nick got him whacked in J-ville.

  5. chickensalad43 says:

    March 31, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    “ He will begin his career in Chicago as the backup to Mitchell Trubisky…”

    I’m not sure why this is being so widely reported. Nick Foles is the starting QB in Chicago this year. You don’t trade for a QB and pay him $15 mil to be the backup. And Nagy can finally open up the playbook since Foles knows the offense. That’s what they’re paying for.

    Sure you do when that is the going rate for a backup. Foles is coming in to compete for a starting position, just like he competed for a starting position against Gardner Minshew in Jacksonville and LOST!! So for you to assume he is getting handed anything in Chicago is just incorrect.

  6. greenanxiety says:
    March 31, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Boink doink…. 🏈

    _____________

    You’re missing half the story, acquiring Nick Foles is the double doink curse reverse.

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