3 trades the Chicago Bears should attempt in coming days

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The Chicago Bears should trade Nick Foles for a late-round pick

Just a few days ago, the Bears effectively ended the Nick Foles era in Chicago by signing veteran backup quarterback Trevor Siemian to a 2-year deal. The contract could be worth up to $5 million, but has a base of $4 million.

That signing immediately sparked trade rumors in regards to Foles. In the last year of his contract — finally — Foles’ time was already coming to an end, regardless. If the Bears wanted to designate him as a post-June 1st cut, they would save $3 million.

However, with so much quarterback movement this offseason, maybe the Bears do get a deal done and are able to turn Foles into a draft pick.

One team that makes sense for Foles, right now at least, is the Atlanta Falcons. Currently, the Falcons have Marcus Mariota on a newly-signed 2-year deal. But, he’ll be more of a stopgap until the team drafts their franchise quarterback down the line. Atlanta’s only other quarterback is Feleipe Franks.

Now having former Bears GM Ryan Pace in the front office, Atlanta has signed several former Bears. It’s gotten to the point where it seems a little weird, even. Maybe, Pace assists in the Falcons dealing for Foles as their backup for the year.

The pick would have to be conditional for next year, though, as it would depend on whether Foles plays at all in 2023. Still, that’s an asset for a guy they could have otherwise cut.