The Chicago Bears needed help at quarterback, but Nick Foles is not the answer. Ryan Pace makes the second-worst trade in free agency.
For all of those in my comments section who have been pounding the table for Ryan Pace to be fired, I am here to eat crow. For those who have been trying to tell me he should not be the General Manager of the Chicago Bears, I am starting to see why you thought this way. Ryan Pace made a trade for the worst possible quarterback option this offseason when he sent a fourth-round pick to the Jaguars for Nick Foles. Nick Bleeping Foles.
This has to be the second-worst trade of the 2020 offseason only behind the DeAndre Hopkins and David Johnson with draft picks swap. I was okay with the trade for Foles if Pace was to receive a pick back. If they gave a fourth and received a third with Foles, not bad. If Pace sent a fourth-rounder and received a fifth-round pick back, meh, I can still justify it. No. Pace sent a pick straight up for Nick Foles. A guy who is on the books now for $50 million dollars.
Now the team is down to just two picks within the top 150 picks. The hope is that the team restructures his contract, but I just do not care. He has one good season on his record. Just one. I do not care if he has chemistry with the new coaches either. He is not consistent. He is not accurate. Why are you getting a guy who has the same issues as Mitchell Trubisky? Why are you sending picks for a guy who lost his starting job to a sixth-round pick in Gardner Minshew?
Do we think that Cordarelle Patterson is happy about this move? This was the biggest offseason switch at quarterback that I can remember in my lifetime covering football. The Bears get stuck with Foles when Andy Dalton, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston are still possibly available.
The Bears made a Super Bowl move yesterday by adding Robert Quinn and cutting Leonard Floyd. Now, Ryan Pace made a “we will not make the playoffs” move by trading away a fourth-round pick that could have been a future quarterback by the way, for Nick Foles. Can someone please help me understand this philosophy? This is Ryan Pace saying they are still all-in on Mitchell Trubisky and he better hope Trubisky improves or Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy are out of jobs in 2021.