Oct 4, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) reacts after a play against the Indianapolis Colts during the third quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Among the NFL quarterbacks that have been on the trade block, most people discuss Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo. However, Nick Foles has quietly been among those seeking a trade but the Chicago Bears have been unable to find a trade partner for him. After not being able to package him during the NFL Draft, the Bears released Foles on Saturday per his request.

“Ryan Poles did the classy thing and Nick [Foles] appreciates it,” said Justin Schulman, Foles’ agent.

It’s been a tough go of things since Foles stepped into the spotlight with the Philadelphia Eagles and won the Super Bowl in the 2017 season, earning Super Bowl LII MVP honors. While he started seven games in 2020 for Chicago, he only started one last season, though it was a 25-24 road victory over the Seattle Seahawks in which he threw for 250 yards and a touchdown. However, the franchise has firmly anointed Justin Fields as its quarterback moving forward.

The 1o-year veteran was due a $4 million base salary this season but now the Bears will save $8 million against their salary cap. by releasing the 33-year-old.

In his career, Foles has 14,003 yards, 82 touchdowns, 43 interceptions, and a Pro Bowl appearance in 2013.

While we wait to find out where Foles ends up, there were plenty of reactions to the news that his time with the Bears was over. Many people noted the irony that would come with him getting signed by the Commanders where he’d sit behind Carson Wentz once more.


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