The Chicago Bears should consider cutting these players in 2022

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The Chicago Bears cannot hold onto Nick Foles again, can they?

Although Nick Foles is a candidate to be cut next season, I’m not sure the team can afford to pay both Foles and Dalton while both are no longer on the roster. That said, if the team is looking to completely clean house, then I can understand why Foles should no longer be around.

For one, a backup quarterback making over $10 million seems awful to me. I would prefer to see the team just move on from this mistake and bring in a guy you hope never sees the field. The question becomes, is the $3 million in savings by cutting Foles worth it, or should the team hold onto one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL?

Should the Chicago Bears decide to move on from Nick Foles, they could always make him their Post-June 1 cut and save $6.8 million instead. Even with the extra cap savings with a Post-June 1 cut, the question still remains is that savings enough to warrant a switch in the backup role? These are a few of the cheaper backup quarterback options hitting free agency next year:

  • Blaine Gabbert
  • Chad Henne
  • Brandon Allen
  • Geno Smith
  • Joshua Dobbs
  • Josh Rosen
  • Mike White
  • Kyle Allen

I think it is safe to say that moving on from Foles is only worth it if the team can sign one of these guys to under $2 million.