Chicago Bears Roster: Predicting 4 surprises for final cuts

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Chicago Bears Roster: Team will trade quarterback Nick Foles

Whether it’s the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts or another team that could need a veteran quarterback, the Bears will ultimately find a trade partner for veteran Nick Foles.

It hasn’t made sense to cut Foles, considering his contract, but if they can find a taker for the remaining two years on his deal, it would be a huge win — especially for salary cap purposes. At this point, the Bears could offer Foles and a sixth or seventh rounder to get rid of the final two years and over a $17 million in cap hit.

The Colts have seen some great progress out of their quarterbacks through camp and preseason, and with Carson Wentz being so injury prone, they might need to use them. Foles would be carried as a third quarterback there, with Sam Ehlinger being a practice squad candidate.

If we’re looking at the Texans, it’s Tyrod Taylor’s show this year while Deshaun Watson likely doesn’t see the field at all in 2021. Behind Taylor are Davis Mills and Jeff Driskel. If they decided to keep three quarterbacks, Foles would replace one of those two.

Other than those two, the Dallas Cowboys make the most sense, with Dak Prescott’s backups not looking too hot. If any team needs Foles at this very moment, it’s Dallas.

A sneaky candidate to take on Foles’ deal would be the Green Bay Packers, who have already seen Jordan Love hurt once this preseason — although he’s going to be fine. Green Bay could use a savvy veteran like Foles, should Aaron Rodgers go down. At the very least, Foles would be a great mentor for Love.