The Chicago Bears could make up for their failure to move Nick Foles off the roster earlier in the offseason with a summertime trade to a QB-needy team seeking depth and experience. But it will take some good fortune and some even better timing.
With the news being Carson Wentz is out indefinitely because of an injury suffered on Thursday, perhaps the Indianapolis Colts are that team. After all, Foles and Head Coach Frank Reich have a past together that dates back to their time with the Eagles.
But if that isn’t enough, Bears
salesperson Head Coach Matt Nagy has a pitch for you:
Matt Nagy understands why Nick Foles' name would come up when other teams might be in need of a QB.
But, no, he doesn't ever talk to Foles about it.
He praised Foles' handling of being named the third-string QB. Said Foles told him he's never felt better, mentally or physically
— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) July 31, 2021
Matt Nagy said he doesn't talk to Foles when other QB opportunities arise across the league (i.e. Wentz and the Colts). That's just not what they're focused on.
Nagy says he "absolutely" understands why Foles name would come up every time a team needs a QB. https://t.co/0CslgsdmqO
— Sean Hammond (@sean_hammond) July 31, 2021
Good teammate? Check. Consummate pro despite a demotion? Double check. Someone who his coach understands could be valuable in a different role elsewhere? Triple check. A player who has “never felt better, mentally or physically” as he does now? Check. Mate. If I didn’t know any better, it sounds like Nagy knows something good could happen if he puts on his best sales pitch. Hey … it couldn’t hurt!
Foles is a lot of things to a lot of people. To Eagles fans, he is an icon who brought a title to Philly. But to Bears fans, Foles represents a failed bridge to what was to be the next quarterback-of-the-future. However, the story doesn’t have to end that way for Chicago’s football fans. Especially if GM Ryan Pace can get anything of substance in a trade for Foles. So, stay tuned.