Bears optimistic Nick Foles will be ready after bye

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Bears quarterback Nick Foles‘ injury appears not to be as serious as feared.

Foles was carted off the field late in Monday night’s loss to the Vikings, but Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that initial tests on Foles show he did not have a fractured hip, which was the biggest concern, and that he appears to have only a relatively minor injury.

The Bears are on their bye this week and there’s optimism in Chicago that Foles will be good to go when they return in two weeks at Green Bay.

With Chicago’s season spiraling, there’s been some talk that the Bears should turn back to Mitchell Trubisky, who is coming off an injury of his own. Trubisky’s shoulder is reportedly getting better and he too may be cleared to return after the bye.

For now the only quarterback on the Bears’ roster who’s healthy enough to play is Tyler Bray. Practice squad player Kyle Sloter is the only other quarterback in Chicago.

37 responses to “Bears optimistic Nick Foles will be ready after bye

  1. If your QB
    has 0 playoff wins
    60 fumbles
    7-25 vs teams over 500
    has no heart no desire to win
    started 5-6 in 4 of his first 5 seasons
    Never upset after losing
    hated by teammates
    makes everyone near him worse
    holds ball too long
    ignores open receivers
    Your QB is Carson Wentz

  2. Too bad Nagy will never be ready. Time to fire everyone especially Pace and Nagy at the end of the year.

  3. Be ready for what? Mediocre play for 60 minutes? Bears need to get themselves a QB. Their season is over. Maybe by playing Foles they are tanking for Trevor.

  4. The world saw you fake your injury and avoid media after the game.
    Take your ski mask off and own cashing that paycheck this week.

  5. Foles missed a bunch of reads and throws last night and has zero escapability. He was the main reason they lost. Time to give Mitch one more chance.

  6. Last night was a new low and we need to remember that the Vikings are not a reincarnation of the Steelers. Football is supposed to be entertaining and even if your team doesn’t always win that should be the goal. However watching the Bears has become the NFL equivalent of a weekly root canal.

    After last night how do you mix optimistic with “that he will be back?” Don’t want anyone hurt but do hope we have seen the end of Foles. What was Pace thinking when he signed him?

    Bears remake #5 or #6 needs to begin.

  7. Doesn’t matter if he is or isn’t. He is not good, and is a sitting duck back there. He has no pocket awareness and can’t even out run a DT. The clock has already struck midnight and the glass slipper has already turned back into the pumpkin.

  8. I don’t think Foles has been any kind of real upgrade from Trubisky. If they really feel Foles is the answer then they shouldn’t rush him back, though.

  9. When a QB plays so badly that people are calling for him to be replaced by Mitch Trubisky, you know things are not going well.

  10. Could have had Jameis Winston (who’s about to light it up for the Saints) to compete with Trubisky as the potential future of the QB spot in Chicago. Instead, the Bears signed an immobile journeyman who’s been all kinds of mediocre throughout his career except for one partial season in Philly.

  11. Any team would be more worried about facing Mitch Trubisky at this point.

    Nick Foles is trying to run a offensive scheme that sucks, but he looks like he sucks even more than the crappy offense he is trying to run.

  12. Bad news: The Bears suck
    Good news: Between Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Kyle Trask, Trey Lance, Zach Wilson, and Mac Jones, a quarterback should fall to the middle of the first round for them next draft.

  13. Put in Bray for the last 6 games and see what he can do. Nagy punted on Mitch (and neither will be back), Foles is not even the question to any answer, so there’s nothing to lose except the same games with Foles or Trib.

  14. jpiro says:
    November 17, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Could have had Jameis Winston (who’s about to light it up for the Saints)

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    Question: How many interceptions does a QB have to throw to “light it up” for his team?

  15. I for one am optimistic that Foles will be ready to retire by week 12. Also optimistic that Nagy will be launched into the sun after this season.

  16. Patrick Dakota says:
    November 17, 2020 at 9:26 am
    Hard to remember that this guy beat Tom Brady in a shoot out in the Super Bowl.
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    Also hard to remember just how stout that Philly OL was that he was playing behind.

  17. What a wimp! The way he was acting on the field you’d think his hips had rotated around his spine a full 360 degrees. LOL

  18. “The clock has already struck midnight and the glass slipper has already turned back into the pumpkin.”
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    That is fact. Crazy thing is you still routinely see posts from Eagle fans totally convinced they’d be contending now if only Foles was still their QB. I guess some just don’t understand the correct answer can sometimes be “none of the above.”

  19. elvoid says:
    November 17, 2020 at 9:26 am
    jpiro says:
    November 17, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Could have had Jameis Winston (who’s about to light it up for the Saints)
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    Question: How many interceptions does a QB have to throw to “light it up” for his team?
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    Yet Winston comes off the bench cold and has a higher QBR in the last game then Foles did last night. Tell me again what Foles has done outside of the Eagles? Foles couldn’t beat out Trubisky before the season started. Foles signed a 4 year contract last season with the Jags, just to lose his starting job to Minshew. I suppose a game in which you pass for less then 100 yards, have an interception and lose 2 fumbles will do that.

  20. Foles is clearly a QB who can be HIGHLY successful when he has a good O-line and a running game to help him.

    He just can’t “carry” a team on his own. But not may QBs can.

    Nobody should blame Foles for all the Bear’s offensive ineptitude. Plenty of blame to go around.

    Just remember, this guy at times has played LIGHTS out – in the Playoffs and superbowl and the next season getting Philly back to the playoffs while Carson
    Wentz did his yearly “oops I’m hurt and can’t play anymore” routine.

    Foles is a decent enough QB who needs adequate protection and time to pass.

  21. The Bears offense is the second worst in the league. 31st in yards, 31st in Points per game. Thats with a defense that bails them out and gives them good field position. The only team doing worse is are the Jets and they are doing it on purpose!

    How is this offense possibly this bad?

  22. With the Bears O-line, Foles will need a hip replacement and Trubisky will need two new shoulder sockets by seasons’ end.

  23. Will their Offensive Line be ready after the bye? Because that was absolutely disgusting to watch. I believe that Foles was inaccurate early because he was forcing the ball out quick as he didn’t expect the offensive line to actually hold up. The offensive line didn’t expect it either because they quickly went back to form by the third drive, very very very bad form.

  24. Christopher Allan says:
    November 17, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Yet Winston comes off the bench cold and has a higher QBR in the last game then Foles did last night. Tell me again what Foles has done outside of the Eagles? Foles couldn’t beat out Trubisky before the season started. Foles signed a 4 year contract last season with the Jags, just to lose his starting job to Minshew. I suppose a game in which you pass for less then 100 yards, have an interception and lose 2 fumbles will do that.

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    Yes. Let’s base our assessment of Foles v. Winston on the results of one game. That’s genius!

    Look – the only point I was making was that Winston – until he proves otherwise – is an interception machine. And that assessment is based on an awful lot more than one game. So talk of Winston “lighting it up” for anyone seems a bit silly.

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