Chicago Bears: 4 quarterback options linked to DeFilippo, Lazor

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Nick Foles, via trade

The last option, and probably the most polarizing, is Nick Foles. The biggest reason why the Bears shouldn’t pursue Foles is obvious: The contract is atrocious.

Foles is owed a grand total of $88 million over his current 4-year deal with the Jaguars — and he has three years remaining. Foles’ cap hit this season will be just over $22 million, which the Bears would have to clear some room for.

If they did indeed clear space to trade for Foles, he would be the unquestioned starter — which would go against what Pace told us at his end-of-year press conference. Yet, I wouldn’t be surprised if this move happened.

Foles is an upgrade over Trubisky, like Dalton. He also has a ton of experience in big games, which is helpful. The locker room would take to Foles, without a doubt, as he’s been a leader on any team he’s played for over the years.

His connection to Chicago is, of course, through DeFilippo, who coached him in both Philadelphia and Jacksonville. His most notable year with DeFilippo is undeniably the Super Bowl season with the Eagles.

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This roster is built to win now, short of a couple of holes needing to be filled. Would Pace be gutsy enough to risk it all and deal for Foles?