By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Chicago Bears have finally cut ties with quarterback Nick Foles. He was released late Saturday night.
The move comes after the Bears failed to secure a trade partner for the former Super Bowl MVP. He will now have an opportunity to secure a job elsewhere.
He was acquired in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, after his first season with the team, he has spent time on the bench.
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Foles was the third-string quarterback for the franchise last year. He backed up first-round draft pick Justin Fields and veteran signal-caller Andy Dalton.
Dalton was brought in to be the starter. Then, Fields was drafted and changed the picture for the team.
Now with new leadership in the front office, Foles has been released.
By releasing Foles, the Bears will be hit with a $7.6 million dead cap hit. However, they save $3 million by cutting ties with him.
“Ryan Poles did the classy thing and Nick appreciates it,” his agent Justin Schulman said.
The 33-year-old was a third-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft. After being drafted by the Eagles, he also played for the St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Jaguars.
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Wherever he lands, he’ll get a backup role.
Foles has appeared in 68 games, including 56 starts. He is 29-27 as a starter. However, since 2015, he is 14-18 as a starter in 32 games.
In the last seven seasons, he has gone 727 of 1,152 for 7,250 yards. He has had 36 touchdowns and 26 interceptions.
His career has seen him go 1,277 for 2,045 for 14,003 yards. He has thrown 82 touchdown passes and 43 interceptions.
Bears agree to release QB Nick Foles, ending search for trade partner and letting former Super Bowl MVP find his next home via free agency, per @MikeGarafolohttps://t.co/kao16MZqPQ pic.twitter.com/aaVIhs5zuO— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) May 1, 2022
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