5 reasons Nick Foles to Chicago Bears makes too much sense

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2. Taking the role of backup

As mentioned, paying $15 million for a backup is not preposterous. This is likely what Chicago is going to do. Ryan Pace is a confident GM. He believes in his evaluation and believes in Mitch Trubisky. With that in mind, he is not going to give up on him.

Trubisky is going to start Week One for the Bears. The question is, can he last the whole year? Last season, the Bears had nowhere to turn as Chase Daniel presents no upside. This year, they need a backup plan just in case Trubisky remains his 2019 version.

Foles is perfect for this situation. As mentioned, he is comfortable with the coaches, and the coaches rave about him as a person more than as a player. He will be very helpful with the offense and in the meeting rooms.

Foles has also been a backup for years. He knows who he is and is not trying to be more than that. He knows that if he gets called upon, he is confident in his game. However, as a backup, his job is to not only be ready but help the starter.

Foles has helped Carson Wentz through multiple years. He never pushed Wentz and knew his role as the backup but was always ready to step in if needed. The same can be said last year with Gardner Minshew. He helped the rookie grow.

Foles knows how to be a backup. He would go into camp with a clearly defined role and would create an environment to help Trubisky, rather than start a controversy that hurts everyone.