Bears’ Nick Foles scenario that Matt Nagy is avoiding like a plague
The Nick Foles trade rumors are buzzing a bit lately, but that’s something Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy seems to have zero interest in discussing with the veteran quarterback, per Chase Goodbread of NFL.com.
“I don’t talk to him about that. He doesn’t talk to me about it. That’s not something that we… We just don’t go there,” Nagy said. “Again, that’s out of our control. He’s worrying about doing everything he can to just be great for us. That’s what I like about our relationship is he’s happy with where he’s at here, and he’s in a good place.”
Foles is not expected to be the team’s starter in Week 1, a role that currently is with Andy Dalton, who came over to Windy City in March on a one-year deal. The Bears also drafted Justin Fields, who presumably is the Bears’ future starting quarterback. It’s possible that Fields could be handed the keys to Chicago’s offense before the 2021 NFL season could even end, depending on how well Dalton plays and whether the Bears would trust him right away over Foles.
But the Bears third-string QB is also getting attention today as a potential target of a team like the Indianapolis Colts, with Carson Wentz suffering an injury in training camp. He won’t come cheap, though. Foles is set to earn $4 million in 2021 and $5 million again in 2022, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The Bears signed Foles to a reconstructed three-year deal worth $24 million in April 2020.
In any case, Foles will be raking in big money, whether he stays in Windy City with the Bears or gets traded somewhere else.