Expect Nick Foles back with Chicago Bears in 2021
The tone in which the Chicago Bears talked about Nick Foles makes it sound like he will be back
When asked about the quarterback situation at the end of the season press conference, Ryan Pace noted that everything is on the table for the Chicago Bears. However, you could tell very early into the press conference and throughout that the way Ryan Pace talked about Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky that he was much more confident in Foles being back.
Of course, that is fair considering Foles is under contract and Trubisky is not. However, when talking about Trubisky, a lot of the tone is that he was a mistake that they will not make again, and that quarterback production is an issue.
On the other hand, when Pace talked about Foles he noted that Foles played with a worse offensive line and got injured.
To be completely fair, Ryan Pace has a point. The Bears played four top 10 defenses all year in the Bucs, Saints, Colts, and Rams. Nick Foles played them, not Trubisky.
Trubisky also did not start for a single game with Rashad Coward in the lineup in 2020, and Foles started multiple games with Cody Whitehair, Bobby Massie, and James Daniels all out. That is something Trubisky never dealt with.
Still, whether it correct or not, the tone of standing up for Foles while admitting a loss on Trubisky was telling. Pace noted that they did not get a full evaluation of Foles due to all the issues.
Foles is only the books for $6 million next season. As a person, no one can say anything bad about him, and he would be very supportive as a backup. This does not hinder anything moving forward. Still, everything Pace and Nagy said confirmed that Nick Foles will be on the Chicago Bears in 2021.