Chicago Bears News: 4 positives from Nick Foles trade

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The Chicago Bears got themselves another quarterback via trade on Wednesday. So, now what?

There is a whole lot to unpack here. Let’s start with the facts. The Chicago Bears entered this offseason needing to add a quarterback. Wednesday, during the third day of this NFL free agency frenzy, general manager Ryan Pace pulled off a trade.

The Bears dealt for Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles, who became expendable once it appeared Gardner Minshew was the future of the team.

The trade sent Foles to Chicago in exchange for the Bears’ 4th Round compensatory pick in this year’s draft. In receiving said pick, the Jaguars now own 12 selections in this year’s draft and are on their way to rebuilding.

Meanwhile, the Bears land a notable name at quarterback while paying a costly price. Normally, a fourth-round selection wouldn’t be a huge deal. But, Chicago was already without a pick in the first and third rounds of this year’s draft. Now, they only hold picks in one of the first four rounds.

While it wasn’t the deal a lot of folks wanted, bringing Foles in to (supposedly) compete with Mitchell Trubisky does hold a few positives. I won’t lie and say that this was a great trade for the Bears, because the fact of the matter is, this deal was actually pretty atrocious.

Pace didn’t need to give up a fourth rounder to land Foles. In fact, Jacksonville may have been confused by Chicago’s offer. The Jaguars were rumored to need to send a pick with Foles in any trade this offseason — instead, the Bears sent them a pick.

Regardless, let’s try to see some positive in the deal as a whole.