Does Chicago Bears QB coach point to trade for Nick Foles?

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The Chicago Bears hired John DeFilippo, which means that they have three coaches who have spent a lot of time with Nick Foles

The Chicago Bears hiring of John DeFilippo is an interesting one for a variety of reasons. To start, DeFilippo once interviewed for the head coach job when the team hired Matt Nagy. DeFilippo was a hot candidate after a run as the quarterback coach for Nick Foles on his miracle run to the Super Bowl.

When bringing up DeFilippo it is hard not to associate him with Foles at this point. “Flip” was in the QB room that led Foles to the Super Bowl run, and his hiring as offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars was one of the key additions to make the Jags a perfect landing spot for, guess who, Nick Foles.

Foles of course got injured and lost his job to the hot Gardner Minshew. He is currently on the trade market, which makes the hiring interesting.

After digging not too far deeper, we identified Bill Lazor as a coach who entered the NFL in 2013 coaching, who else, Nick Foles.

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Lazor was the quarterback coach when Foles put up 27 touchdowns and two interceptions.

Then, of course, there is Matt Nagy. Foles was drafted in 2012 when Matt Nagy was an offensive quality control coach for the Eagles.

On top of that, in 2015, Foles spent the year in Kansas City with Andy Reid, and of course, Nagy, who was the quarterback coach at the time.

Nick Foles signed a four-year $88 million deal. However, due to a $25 million signing bonus, the Jags have paid off a decent chunk of the guaranteed money that is due to Foles. The contract is moveable, and does not hurt the cap longer than 2021.

Foles can be a backup to Mitch Trubisky, it has been his job for his entire career. He is a professional who would have no issue supporting Trubisky.

However, if Trubisky does fail, all coaches and Foles himself would have confidence to step in and lead the team. Is Nick Foles heading to Chicago?