The Chicago Bears can save $3 million by cutting Nick Foles
This one might sting a bit, but the Bears could opt to cut their 2021 third string quarterback Nick Foles. Of course, he would come into the 2022 season as Justin Fields’ backup, but if the Bears found a cheaper option or desperately needed to save a little extra cash, Foles would open some up.
Foles’ cap number in 2022 is $10.67 million with a dead cap number of $7.67 million, thus saving the Bears $3 million if he were to be cut.
The argument for bringing Foles back is actually a strong one. He did come in and play pretty well in relief of both Fields and Andy Dalton last year, including a thrilling last-minute victory over the Seattle Seahawks — on the road and in the snow.
Foles is a strong leader to have in the locker room and a great mentor for Fields. But, again, it’s all about the dollar for new general manager Ryan Poles. If Poles finds a way to bring in a backup for less than $3 million this year, then cutting Foles could be an option.
Is it a likely option? Probably not. But, it is an option.