Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles

Chicago Bears trade for Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles

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By Anthony Esbensen March 18, 2020 0 Comment
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached a deal with the Chicago Bears to move quarterback Nick Foles for a compensatory fourth-round pick.

Nick Foles was brought in last season to fix the quarterback issue for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Following an injury sustained in Week 1, Foles would lose his job to 2019 sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew. One year after signing with Jacksonville, Foles finds himself headed to the Chicago Bears.

The Foles era started great for the Jaguars with a dime to D.J. Chark Week 1 for a touchdown. It seemed like Jacksonville had their franchise quarterback in Foles. However, Foles took a massive hit on the play. Gardner Minshew stepped in and gave the Jaguars life many thought Foles would provide.

Foles would come back vs. the Indianapolis Colts later in the season, but poor performances led to his benching. Minshew would step right in and so far has not looked back. The Jaguars will be getting a draft pick in return for Foles. Given his contract, it’s surprising they were able to get a fourth-round pick. Jacksonville isn’t off the hook entirely, as they will take on the dead cap charge of $18.75 million for 2020.

Nick Foles has several connections in Chicago that are likely the reason the Bears decided to make a trade. The relationships with Foles and the Bears are out there, as their new quarterback coach John Defilippo was with Foles in both Philadelphia and Jacksonville. Bears head coach Matt Nagy got to work with Foles when they both were in Kansas City.

While Foles has never played well outside of Philadelphia, he never had a great supporting cast. Foles is someone you can win with if he has the right talent around him. Foles won’t make your team worse, which the same can’t be said for Mitchell Trubisky.

The trade for Foles might come with little hope for Bears fans, but it could turn out to be a decent move. He will have a better supporting cast of playmakers in Allen Robinson, Tarik Cohen, David Montgomery, his former teammate Trey Burton. There is a lot to be excited about in Chicago. Nick Foles is a better fit for Chicago than he was in Jacksonville.

By trading Nick Foles, Jacksonville will save $3 million in cap space for 2020. With the addition of the fourth-round pick from Chicago, the Jaguars will have 12 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft as they look to rebuild.

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