Chicago Bears: Two hidden reasons for the Nick Foles trade

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The Chicago Bears made it known that the team will be holding a true quarterback competition and the best performer will find himself under center come the start of the 2020 regular season.

The Chicago Bears were linked to multiple veteran quarterbacks this offseason. Some of those names were unrestricted free agents and some of them would require a trade. The three top names that were mentioned included Teddy Bridgewater, Nick Foles and Andy Dalton.

Rumors swirled all offseason about the Chicago Bears looking into other names too. Case Keenum, Cam Newton and even Derek Carr were often brought up. Not to mention the team was rumored as a potential landing spot for Tom Brady. Only a few of those rumors had real chances, but after what seemed like forever, the Bears landed their veteran quarterback for 2020.

Not too long after the free agency period got underway, news broke that the Chicago Bears struck a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars for Nick Foles. The cost was the team’s fourth-round compensatory draft pick. Some say, well it was a freebie anyway, whereas others (like myself) found the cost to be too high.

However, now that the dust has settled and the contract has been dissected, it seems two hidden reasons may be behind why the Chicago Bears settled on Nick Foles rather than any of the other quarterbacks previously mentioned. The only way we will know for sure if the trade was worth the cost or if the Bears made the right decision is seeing how all of this plays out.