Chicago Bears: 5 teams that could trade for Nick Foles
By Braden Fogal
Do the Cincinnati Bengals know how long Joe Burrow is out?
With Joe Burrow recovering from his torn ACL, the Bengals organization could opt to ease their franchise quarterback back with Foles under center.
In a tough AFC North division, it’s probably safe to assume Cincinnati is still a year or two away from competing for a playoff spot. With young offensive weapons like Joe Mixon, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and a recent first-round pick in Jamarr Chase, Foles could still get these guys enough quality reps to progress while Burrow takes his time.
Cincinnati brought back Brandon Allen, who started five games last season as Burrow’s fill-in. Allen went on to finish with 925 passing yards, 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on a 63.4% completion rate. Foles should outperform that production at least.
Could the Chicago Bears send Nick Foles to back up Dak Prescott?
Looking at who’s backing up Dak Prescott in Dallas this season is kind of a mess. Cooper Rush has been there for a while but did Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert show Cowboy fans anything last season when Prescott and Andy Dalton went down with injuries? No, they didn’t.
The NFC East is winnable. That proved certain last year, and maybe the Cowboys would have topped the Washington Football Team had Prescott not gone down with a gruesome ankle injury. The do-it-all owner and team president Jerry Jones felt comfortable enough with Prescott’s progression to extend him during the offseason, but acquiring Foles wouldn’t be a bad idea much like Cincinnati’s situation with Burrow.
Cap space makes this landing spot a little difficult for the Bears to pull off. The Cowboys have $8.9 million in cap space, but locking down a second option might be what Jones is looking for. Foles would rejoin a division he’s more than familiar with and have a fully healthy offensive line with top-level weapons to make a trade worthwhile.