After last season, it was pretty much an open secret that the Chicago Bears would be looking to add a veteran quarterback either to back up Mitchell Trubisky or contend for the starting job. The team has found who that will be going forward after acquiring Nick Foles from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fourth-round pick.
QB trade: Jacksonville is trading QB Nick Foles to Chicago for the Bears’ compensatory fourth-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
Bears’ coaches such as Matt Nagy have worked with Foles in past and know him well.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2020
Foles, 31, famously replaced an injured Carson Wentz in Philadelphia during the latter part of the 2017 season and led the Eagles to a 41-33 win over the New England Patriots. Foles won Super Bowl MVP in the process.
Originally drafted by Philadelphia in 2012, Foles spent his first three years with the Eagles before playing one season with the St. Louis Rams. After one season in Kansas City, Foles then returned to the Eagles, winning a championship in one of his two seasons there upon return.
Jacksonville gave a free agent Foles a four-year, $88 million contract last offseason. He battled injuries in his first year under that deal for the Jaguars, only appearing in four games last season.
It now appears Jacksonville saw Foles – and his contract – expendable as they look to go with Garnder Minshew as their quarterback moving forward.
Foles has 11,901 passing yards for his career on 61.9 percent completion percentage. The eight-year pro has 71 career touchdown tosses against 35 interceptions.