Chicago Bears News: 4 positives from Nick Foles trade

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1. Foles is familiar with Nagy and his scheme

With his rookie season being 2012 back with the Philadelphia Eagles, Foles was able to form a relationship with Matt Nagy, who was there as an offensive quality control coach. Foles had a rough rookie campaign, going 1-5 in six games started and throwing six touchdowns versus five picks.

But, the following season, he went on to become a Pro Bowler, throwing 27 touchdowns and just two picks — which still qualifies as his best season in the NFL.

In 2016, Foles spent a short stint with the Kansas City Chiefs while Nagy was the offensive coordinator under Andy Reid. That season, he only appeared in three games, making one start and throwing three touchdowns, with zero interceptions.

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Being familiar with Nagy and how he operates as a coach, and within his offense, is a positive. It’s clear Nagy wanted a guy who could come in and run the offense without any hiccups learning the system. Foles brings the Bears just that.

Along with knowing Nagy, Foles has also played under offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. Now with all three coaches together, Foles’ comfort and familiarity within what the Bears will do offensively should not be understated. It is great knowing there shouldn’t be any gaps in learning, coaching and the play on the field.