Posted: 5/26/2020 7:11 pm UTC
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday, May 26, QBs Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles will both see time working with the starters in preseason games.
Huddle Up: This means the decision on who will be the Bears' Week 1 starter is likely to come after the majority of fantasy drafts are completed. Whichever one wins the job should be used as a low-tier QB2, though Trubisky has slightly more upside.
Posted: 5/16/2020 2:53 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles, who will compete for the starting quarterback job with the Bears, is quickly getting caught up on the team's offensive system. The system isn't new to Foles, as it is the same one he learned under Bears head coach Matt Nagy when the two were with the Kansas City Chiefs. 'It's like riding a bike,' Nagy said. 'Once you present somebody like Nick the playbook and they start looking at it, all of a sudden it just clicks.'
Huddle Up: It is best to proceed with caution when it comes to the Bears' starting quarterback. Even if Foles is able to unseat Mitchell Trubisky from the top role, Foles has a history of injury problems, too. It might be best avoiding this situation completely during your fantasy football draft.
Posted: 4/03/2020 3:34 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QBs Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles will participate in an open competition for the 2020 starting quarterback job, according to general manager Ryan Pace.
Huddle Up: Does it matter? Even after giving Trubisky the benefit of the doubt entering last year, he still laid an egg. After four years, the projection coming out of a college remains one in the pros. We've seen what Foles is as an NFL quarterback -- great off of the bench, and almost exclusively in Philly. Smack talk aside, the Bears have a questionable offensive line and some question marks in the weapons department. Head coach Matt Nagy's system is a derivative of the Andy Reid-based offenses in which Foles has thrived, so there is hope he can finally put it together for a full season. Injuries are always a concern with the fragile Foles, but being more consistent than Trubisky in practice is the way he'll likely win the starting job. Neither player is better than a deep-league flier as a backup, however.
Posted: 3/31/2020 8:30 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles was officially dealt to the Chicago Bears for the 140th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft Tuesday, March 31.
Posted: 3/31/2020 8:27 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles was officially acquired by the Chicago Bears Tuesday, March 31, in exchange for the No. 140 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Foles was acquired to help create competition for Mitchell Trubisky under center. Trubisky should still be expected to draw the Week 1 start, but he'll certainly have a shorter leash this season and will need to make significant strides.
Posted: 3/18/2020 5:34 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles was acquired by the Chicago Bears Wednesday, March 18, in exchange for a compensatory fourth-round pick.
Huddle Up: Foles will compete with Mitchell Trubisky, and neither is worth drafting except in deeper leagues as a backup. Foles could be a waiver claim worth making if he wins the job.
Posted: 3/04/2020 10:47 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles is not being shopped to other teams, but he is receiving trade interest from teams.
Huddle Up: Foles lose the starting job multiple times this past season and will have to compete with Gardner Minshew for the job if he remains with the Jaguars. He has played well in the past but probably would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the starting job.
Posted: 3/03/2020 10:23 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles has drawn trade interest, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, but there have been no substantive trade talks as of yet.
Huddle Up: Wherever Foles would go he's almost sure to start the season as a backup. He's unlikely to be fantasy relevant in any format in 2020.
Posted: 2/26/2020 1:17 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QBs Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew have not been given a timeline in terms of knowing when one or the other will be named the starting quarterback.
'When do you make that decision? There's not really a date. It's not really going to happen until we start playing, in the preseason, because for me, at that position, one of the things that's important is that the players can see who the best player is. You have an obligation to everyone in that locker room that you're putting the best player out there,' Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said.
Posted: 1/14/2020 1:45 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles' contract offers a potential out with the Jaguars eating $12.5 million in 2021 dead salary cap space and $6.25 million in 2022. The total savings would be $33.625 million over the two years. However, he's essentially guaranteed a roster spot in 2020 with a penalty of $33.875 million in dead money should the Jaguars move on from him.
Huddle Up: Foles has practically no upside as a fantasy option but can be drafted as a low-tier QB2, if he's to win the starting job. QB Gardner Minshew has a chance to become the primary starter for 2020 and beyond with a strong offseason, but he'll need to learn yet another system. The two should have a spirited battle in the summer months.