The Chicago Bears will have a new quarterback this season after trading for Nick Foles. The deal will send a fourth-round pick in the upcoming draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Foles has had a lot of ups and downs in his career and has been part of six trades. Most of his career has been spent playing backup QB, although he has shined when given the opportunity. He will always be remembered in Philadelphia for leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship while replacing the injured Carson Wentz.
Foles was signed to a hefty contract by the Jaguars after beating the Patriots in Super Bowl LII and playing well again in two playoff games the year after. The former Super Bowl MVP will cost the Jags $18.75 million in dead money in 2020. The trade means that Jacksonville will go with second-year Gardner Minshew as their starting quarterback for the upcoming season.
It’s uncertain if the Bears brought in Foles to be their starter, or if they acquired him to give some veteran competition to their struggling QB Mitchell Trubisky. Either way, he will be a big boost to Chicago’s offense which greatly underperformed this past season.