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Bears releasing Nick Foles: Former Super Bowl MVP free to choose his next NFL home

Foles made eight starts in two years with the Bears

By Bryan DeArdo

4 hrs ago • 1 min read

The Chicago Bears have agreed to release veteran quarterback and former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, his agent confirmed to NFL Media. Foles made eight starts during his two years with the Bears, who drafted fellow quarterback Justin Fields in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. 

Instead of trading him, the Bears are giving Foles the chance to choose his next NFL home. Several teams, including the Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans, could still use help at the quarterback position with the 2022 NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror. 

"Ryan Poles did the classy thing," said Foles' agent, Justin Schulman, "and Nick appreciates it."

The 33-year-old quarterback has played for five teams since being selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 88th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. A Pro Bowler in 2013, Foles helped the Eagles win the franchise's first Super Bowl in 2017. He won MVP honors after throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns in Philadelphia's 41-33 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. In three games that postseason, Foles completed 72.6% of his passes with six touchdowns and one interception. 

Foles led the Eagles to another playoff victory in 2018 before signing a multiyear deal with the Jaguars in 2019. After just one year and four starts, Foles was traded to Chicago in 2020 in exchange for a fourth-round pick. He started seven games for the Bears in 2020, completing 64.7% of his throws with 10 touchdowns against eight interceptions. He lost his starting job during the season to Mitchell Trubisky, who helped the Bears reach the playoffs before joining the Bills last offseason. Trubisky signed a two-year deal with the Steelers earlier this offseason. 

Foles made just one start this past season, a 25-24 win in Seattle in Week 16. In the win, Foles went 24 of 35 for 250 yards that included the game-winning touchdown pass with 1:01 remaining. 

Including the playoffs, Foles owns a 31-29 record as a starting NFL quarterback. He's completed 62.4% of his passes with 82 touchdowns and 43 interceptions in regular season play. In the playoffs, Foles has completed 68.1% of his throws with 11 touchdowns against five interceptions. 

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The only good thing I can say about Nick was, he was a good teammate. He didn't mope and pout like many other QBs I could name when he got benched. Availability was his biggest downfall. Injuries took him out of the lineup and he just got outplayed by Mitch. He came in and played well last year in his only appearance. I felt he was as good as Dalton and the Bears should have gone with Fields from the get go with Foles as Backup. But this was Nagy/Pace in charge. I mean, who gives up picks to move up to get your QB of the future and hire a Vet to play in front of him, when that type of player is already on our roster?

So I will say so long Nick and good luck in whatever yopu do next.

2022  Prepare for the Suck!

2023 A Bright new Day!

Ryan Poles ripping off the band-aids since 2022!

 

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This is probably the biggest debacle of any of Pace's decisions/ moves as a GM.

The only good thing to come out of it is, it looks like the Bears can slam the book shut and start to recover from this blunder.

Wanted: intelligent football savvy head coach. Contact George McCaskey.

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Corn Cob wrote:

This is probably the biggest debacle of any of Pace's decisions/ moves as a GM.

The only good thing to come out of it is, it looks like the Bears can slam the book shut and start to recover from this blunder.

I think we will debate which blunder was bigger, Trading for Foles after he failed as a starter for the 3rd time in his career or out bidding himself for the "services" of Mike "the Giraffe" Glennon!  All because he was not truly convinced that his number two over all pick in Mitch Trubisky was correct. Pace should have just stuck with Cutler and used all that draft capitol he wasted, on re-building that O-Line! Pace forgot rule number 1 and 2. 1. Build through the Draft and 2. Build from the trenches out!

2022  Prepare for the Suck!

2023 A Bright new Day!

Ryan Poles ripping off the band-aids since 2022!

 

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The Shadow wrote:

 

Corn Cob wrote:

This is probably the biggest debacle of any of Pace's decisions/ moves as a GM.

The only good thing to come out of it is, it looks like the Bears can slam the book shut and start to recover from this blunder.

I think we will debate which blunder was bigger, Trading for Foles after he failed as a starter for the 3rd time in his career or out bidding himself for the "services" of Mike "the Giraffe" Glennon!  All because he was not truly convinced that his number two over all pick in Mitch Trubisky was correct. Pace should have just stuck with Cutler and used all that draft capitol he wasted, on re-building that O-Line! Pace forgot rule number 1 and 2. 1. Build through the Draft and 2. Build from the trenches out!

SB with Cutty!!!!!

Same as with NeckBeard. I still wonder how the Bears could have done if they just boosted the offense a little more for him and tried to ride that defense to a title.

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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Calbrooks wrote:

 

The Shadow wrote:

 

Corn Cob wrote:

This is probably the biggest debacle of any of Pace's decisions/ moves as a GM.

The only good thing to come out of it is, it looks like the Bears can slam the book shut and start to recover from this blunder.

I think we will debate which blunder was bigger, Trading for Foles after he failed as a starter for the 3rd time in his career or out bidding himself for the "services" of Mike "the Giraffe" Glennon!  All because he was not truly convinced that his number two over all pick in Mitch Trubisky was correct. Pace should have just stuck with Cutler and used all that draft capitol he wasted, on re-building that O-Line! Pace forgot rule number 1 and 2. 1. Build through the Draft and 2. Build from the trenches out!

SB with Cutty!!!!!

Same as with NeckBeard. I still wonder how the Bears could have done if they just boosted the offense a little more for him and tried to ride that defense to a title.

Contracts aside, I always said the Cutler Trade was bad. Bears should have stuck with Neckbeard during and after the 2005 season and traded Grossman for a cheeseburger. They had the best Defense in the League in their primes and only needed a decent game manager that did not turn the ball over, in other words Orton. But you know...."Rex is our Quarterback and we will go from there!"

Orton with a real O-Line would have been good enough.

2022  Prepare for the Suck!

2023 A Bright new Day!

Ryan Poles ripping off the band-aids since 2022!

 

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