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BREAKING: Bears Send 4th Round Comp Pick to Jaguars for Nick Foles

The Bears have acquired Nick Foles from the Jaguars in exchange for a compensatory fourth-round pick.

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The deal is done pending a physical. Nick Foles is due $15 million in 2020, which is starting quarterback money in comparison to Mitchell Trubisky‘s contract. Most football fans remember Foles for his epic playoff run but also look past his poor play. Currently, NFL Network is working out the details, but Foles still has $21 million guaranteed on his contract. The Jaguars might eat most of that money, but one would assume they would want the Bears to take on some of that money.

The rumors swirled around every quarterback coming to Chicago, but it ended up boiling down to Nick Foles and Andy Dalton. This aligns with the original narrative from the front office, the Bears wanting to bring in quarterback competition, not a sure-fire starter. Now there is a capable backup, and that’s all Foles is.

Remember, he was dethroned by Gardner Minshew last year and is a journeyman stop-gap quarterback. He may take over the starting job for a short time, but he was brought in because of his familiarity with the system and coaches and his willingness to compete for a starting job. He is also professional enough to be a supportive backup. Look for the Bears to add a third quarterback as a late-round draft pick or UDFA. Now that the Bears don’t have their fourth-round compensatory pick, they’ll go over 100 picks between their second-round and fifth-round picks. That shouldn’t be as concerning as it seems; the Bears were likely to add a quarterback with that 140th overall pick anyway, instead, they have Foles.

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