Nick Foles is heading to the Chicago Bears.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Foles is being traded to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a fourth-round pick. The Mitch Trubisky experiment has come to an end.
Foles spent the 2019 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars after backing up Carson Wentz with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he only played in four games. Foles suffered a broken collarbone in the season opener but was able to return late in the season.
In those games, Foles threw for 736 yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions. The Jaguars have decided to move on and will now go with Gardner Minshew as their starter.
This is a gamble by the Bears as Foles has never played a full 16-game season. He spent a big part of his career as a backup, but of course led the Eagles to a Super Bowl win during Wentz’s absence in 2017. He was also a Pro Bowler back in 2013, also with the Eagles.
But it could also be a smart move by the Bears. Trubisky hasn’t lived up to his potential after being selected second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Bears have made the right decision to move on, and Foles can start for the time being.
Time will tell how this impacts the NFC North. Can Foles help the Bears offense become more consistent than in 2019? If so, the Packers defense will need to be up to the challenge. Chicago’s defense is still up there with the best in the league, especially after signing edge rusher Robert Quinn to pair with Khalil Mack this week.
What are your thoughts on Foles heading to the Bears?