5 takeaways from Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles at NFL owners meetings

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3. Chicago Bears will move on from Nick Foles

When the Chicago Bears signed Trevor Siemian, it was hard to believe the role he was set to play was a third-string quarterback. With that in mind, the writing was on the wall that the Chicago Bears would be moving on from Nick Foles.

When asked about the situation Ryan Poles did not mix his words. He believes Siemian is better off as the backup, and that he does not want Nick Foles on his roster.

This obviously makes sense in a few ways. Poles did not bring in Nick Foles, and Foles was only there because of Matt Nagy. With Nagy gone, it would be awkward. Beyond that, it was awkward when Nagy was here, as Foles was demoted to third-string last season.

Foles seemed ticked off at his role and gave a few comments during his only start last season. He wanted out of Chicago, and fast. The Bears do not have any real usage for him and do not want someone who does not want to be there.

The issue is that Poles noted that the team has no biters. There is little market for an aging backup quarterback, and no one is quite interested in Nick Foles. A conditional seventh will probably do the trick, but Ryan Poles would surely like something, anything back to move on from him.

As the summer goes on needs can arise again. We will see if interest for Nick Foles picks up or not.