Chicago Bears: 5 teams that could trade for Nick Foles

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The Chicago Bears need to get what they can for Nick Foles

The plan moving forward in Chicago was made clear when general manager Ryan Pace traded up to Pick 11 in the 2021 NFL draft to select former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.

Bears fans hope that this plan is to win, even when it’s tough to forget the Mitchell Trubisky experiment. But after signing Andy Dalton in free agency, it appeared that the Red Rifle would be competing alongside former Super Bowl Champion Nick Foles, but now there’s a dilemma in rostering three quarterbacks after the Fields selection.

Via Gene Chamberlain of, if the Bears want to cut Foles, they simply could do it and designate him as a post-June 1 release. Teams are allowed to make two such delayed moves and the Charles Leno Jr. move was one the Bears made. They could do one more if they wanted but haven’t.

Chamberlain added that Foles’ $4 million in salary this year is guaranteed and the Bears wouldn’t save this unless they traded him after June 1. So if he is traded, it would be then.

Adam Caplan of Sirius XM reported the Bears have attempted to trade Foles back to the Philadelphia Eagles and possibly some other teams but were rejected — Chamberlain included that segment as well.

Trading Foles back to the team with which he won Super Bowl MVP in 2018 would be quite a storybook ending. Unfortunately, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman seems to have his quarterbacks in Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco — who signed back in March.

Foles holds a $14,333,334 dead cap according to Spotrac since Chicago signed the 32-year-old to a three-year, $24 million dollar contract in 2020. Without cutting him, there are 5-6 other NFL teams that could benefit in trading for Foles.