Chicago Bears: 5 Players who will suffer most from a shortened preseason

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Chicago Bears, Nick Foles

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Nick Foles, QB – New Chicago Bears Quarterback

We might need to slow our roll with the whole former Super Bowl MVP chant. Foles has had a very inconsistent career. This is why he has been a career backup and why he is on his fifth team. Some could even say sixth team seeing had two separate stints in Philadelphia.

The thought process about bringing in Foles this season was a good one. The draft pick was not going to net anything better talent-wise at the position. When looking at who was available, could a George Kittle type of player emerge from the ashes? Of course. Every team misses on players within the draft. This year will not be any different, but Foles as a fourth-round pick and at $7 million dollars per year is not as bad as many like to try and point out.

No matter if Foles earns the starting spot or pushes Mitchell Trubisky to be the best version of himself, he is an upgrade over Chase Daniel. He has proven he can play well under pressure and in big moments. This is how he earned his Super Bowl MVP award in 2017 in the first place.

Even though Foles is a veteran who would normally not need much from an offseason, a limited preseason and fewer offseason workouts could mean fewer opportunities for the quarterback to master the playbook and develop the timing needed with the skill position players. This is extremely important for a quarterback, especially in a system like Matt Nagy’s that relies so heavily on timing routes. This is where Trubisky could have a slight edge over Foles right now.

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