Chicago Bears: 3 Nick Foles trade packages with the New York Jets

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Trade Three: Chicago Bears get back some more depth in the secondary

With the departure of Kyle Fuller and Buster Skrine earlier this offseason, the Chicago Bears need to acquire more depth in their defensive back room. Jaylon Johnson and Desmond Trufant are the presumed starters on the outside, but both have had durability issues throughout their playing career. Artie Burns, who the Bears signed last year, is coming off an ACL tear, and the young guys – Kindle Vildor and Duke Shelley are still best suited as quality backups.

The Bears could use another corner in their secondary in the event of injury, but also to push the players they have on the roster now to continue improving. Drafting Thomas Graham Jr. out of Oregon was a good first step, but if there was an avenue to trade for another one, it would definitely be worth exploring.

With this trade, the Jets will be able to get their backup to Zach Wilson while only giving up one of their backup corners. Corey Ballentine only played in six games in 2020. He’s 25 years old and entering his third year in the NFL. Most interesting though, is that he also played kick returner for the Jets – a facet of his game that could help the Bears replace Cordarelle Patterson who unfortunately left via free agency.

All in all, the New York Jets and Chicago Bears should be able to get a trade done involving Nick Foles. Whether the Bears are able to get back a draft pick or a player, it is sure to help them more than having Foles on the roster would have. Additionally, for the Jets, if Foles’ experience as an NFL QB and Super Bowl winner can help unlock the superstar potential they see in Zach Wilson, I doubt they would care about the late-round pick or backup player it cost them to get there.