Chicago Bears: The only way trading Nick Foles makes sense
The Chicago Bears likely tried to trade Nick Foles during the 2021 NFL Draft. If there was a time to trade Nick Foles, the draft was the best bang for the buck. Nick Foles’ trade value is at its worst right now. I don’t doubt that the Chicago Bears move on from him soon. However, I wouldn’t move him unless I were to gain something this year.
The New York Jets have not been discreet when discussing obtaining a certified quarterback mentor for Zach Wilson. What many are forgetting is that Andy Dalton is under a one-year contract. The odds of retaining him past this season are slim. Justin Fields is tough and talented, but having a capable backup quarterback in the NFL is essential.
Trading Nick Foles just to trade him would not be wise for the Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears have what many would consider the two best backup quarterbacks on the roster. Nick Foles’ contract is a bit hefty, but unless you draft a backup quarterback, that is the going rate for a talented one. Some might get discouraged by Foles because of what happened during his time last season. That has been Nick Foles throughout his career.
Foles is a hot and cold quarterback. When Foles is hot, he’s among the best to be on the field. When Foles is cold, you want to be far, far away. Imagine having the Dallas Cowboys situation. Dak Prescott went down, and we saw some awful quarterback play from Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert. If Justin Fields turns out to be what we all think he can become, the season might go down with him if he goes down.
Just think, Mitch Trubiksy and Nick Foles won eight games combined last season. Foles currently would be the second-best situation to back up Justin Fields in the future. The leader might already be the current starting quarterback on the Chicago Bears if the Bears could gain at least a serviceable player like Connor McDermott.
Maybe the two teams could even find a way to make a deal involving Jamison Crowder. Would you send Nick Foles and Anthony Miller to New York for Jamison Crowder and a draft pick? What looks to be an upgrade that can be used this season instead of only future draft capital would do nicely. The Chicago Bears would be wise to make sure they only move on from Nick Foles for the team’s sake and not just to free up cap space.