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Bears Reportedly Acquire Nick Foles in Trade With Jaguars

The Chicago Bears have reportedly made a major move at the quarterback position, acquiring Nick Foles from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In exchange, the Bears will send the Jaguars a fourth round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter:

Foles only made four starts with the Jaguars after signing a lucrative contract during the offseason. He completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 736 yards and three touchdowns, but was mostly displaced as the team's starter by Gardner Minshew.

Foles is due a salary of $15.1 million for the 2020 season, but the Bears will have the option of cutting him after the season if the move does not pan out. Foles, 31, would be due $14.875 million in the 2021 season if the Bears opt to keep him.

With Chase Daniel now with the Detroit Lions, the Bears were on the lookout for another quarterback who could compete with Mitchell Trubisky for the starting role in the 2020 campaign.

It remains unclear how the Bears will proceed with both quarterbacks, but with Foles' knowledge of Nagy's system and Trubisky's struggles during the 2019 season, there will at the very least be a competition for the starting job heading into an important season for Nagy and G.M. Ryan Pace.

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