Chicago Bears News: 4 positives from Nick Foles trade

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4. Foles’ contract is somewhat flexible

After Foles came over to Chicago, he and the Bears restructured his deal just a little bit.

To summarize it simply, Foles get around $15 million this season. Next year, according to the way this contract is now set up, the Bears could cut Foles and be out just $6 million.

At the same time, Foles has the ability to get out of the deal after both the 2020 and 2021 seasons. With the amount of money he’s making, I don’t see Foles jumping out of this contract anytime soon.

But, imagine this.

Next year, the Bears move on from Trubisky. Foles either sticks around as the bridge or gets out of his deal one way or another. The Bears can then either draft the future at the position or attempt another crack at an offseason acquisition via trade or free agency.

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The point is, we’re living in a world where the Bears quarterback room could look a whole lot different next year, and much of it is due to the flexibility they have with Foles. He gives them an opportunity to move on from Trubisky next year while sticking around as a stopgap — and that’s a positive, unless of course, you’re still a believer in Trubisky. Is there an echo in here?