5 Bears who had no business making the 2021 final roster

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Nick Foles should not be on the Chicago Bears roster

The most predictable player on this list, Nick Foles is somehow still on the Chicago Bears roster. In the span of a few short months, Foles went from starting quarterback to third-string, even facing the possibility of being traded.

The Super Bowl LII MVP is now at a crossroads: he can stay on the team that placed a great amount of hope on his shoulders but was let down almost immediately, or he can leave and continue his search for a second championship with a different team.

Foles actually seemed very comfortable during the preseason, completing 10 of 13 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins, all while being painfully aware of the trade rumors swirling around him.

Trading Foles still makes a world of sense. His contract is abysmal, to say the least, and his position as a third-string quarterback can not possibly justify his pay. This is perhaps the largest reason why he has not yet been traded, given that most teams are hesitant to give a veteran backup quarterback a large payout.

At the very least, Foles should have been cut from the team. The money used to pay him could have been paid to Kyle Fuller, who is now a Denver Bronco. It could have been used to sign an offensive lineman during the offseason, filling another massive hole in the roster.

There is zero justification for keeping Foles on this roster, other than the hope that the experienced quarterback can provide leadership in the locker room. He should be cut or traded to any team that is willing to make an offer. Keeping him serves no benefit to the team.