Chicago Bears: Quarterback moves to make after Nick Foles trade

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Would the Chicago Bears entertain another move at quarterback following the trade for Nick Foles?

Wednesday, Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears went and got their guy, bringing in quarterback Nick Foles from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bears sent their fourth-round compensatory draft pick back to the Jaguars in exchange for the veteran quarterback.

Foles comes to the Bears with plenty of experience, having played on the biggest stage and winning a Super Bowl MVP with the Philadelphia Eagles just a short while ago. Now, the question becomes, will he supplant Mitchell Trubisky as the starter before Week 1?

Everyone has their opinion on the matter, but the fact is, Foles is getting paid a decent amount of money, and backups generally don’t make over $15 million annually — which is what Foles’ salary looks like for 2020.

Foles has a history with a few coaches in Chicago, namely head coach Matt Nagy. Also having worked with Foles in the past is Bears offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. There is no denying this was Nagy’s ideal candidate to come in and push Trubisky — or potentially replace him.

The Bears probably won’t do much of anything else in free agency after trading for Foles, unless they do a bit of moving around in some existing contracts. Some cash would have to be re-worked or shuffled if they were to be any more than minor players the rest of the way.

But, what if the Bears aren’t done at quarterback? It might sound odd, but hear me out. Maybe this is just my inner hopes speaking, but I think they could still make a handful of moves at the position, actually.