Nick Foles
QB CHI (11)
Fri 9/4/20 7:47 PM

Foles will back up Mitchell Trubisky in Week 1's matchup versus the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Foles' performance in training camp apparently made this a tough decision, but the 31-year-old quarterback had plenty working against his favor, including Trubisky's draft capital and veteran status with the team. Ultimately, head coach Matt Nagy will give Trubisky one more shot to prove he can be a consistent NFL starter, and he could have little room for error with Foles waiting in the wings. Foles wasn't anything flashy last year either, though, as he played in four games, completed 66 percent of his passes, and recorded 6.3 yards per attempt for Jacksonville, though it's fair to assume that Chicago's situation is an upgrade.

Nick Foles
QB CHI (11)
Sat 8/29/20 4:09 PM

The Bears are not expected to name a starting quarterback, whether it be Foles or Mitchell Trubisky, ahead of their Week 1 contest against the Lions, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Matt Nagy declined to even allude to which QB was having a better training camp, as he deferred to general coach speak regarding the two players. This type of gamesmanship makes sense from a NFL perspective, but it is certainly a frustrating conundrum for fantasy players. All indications from Bears beat writers seem to give Foles the starting nod, though each report is cushioned with the idea neither has exactly "earned" the aforementioned spot, rather Trubisky has simply struggled more. Saturday's news isn't exactly a ringing endorsement either, to the point where fantasy managers may want to stay away from this situation altogether if they can help it.

Nick Foles
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Wed 8/26/20 9:04 AM

Foles outplayed Mitch Trubisky at Tuesday's practice, perhaps taking the lead in the Bears' quarterback competition, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rather than Foles making a great impression, Hoge characterizes the situation as a matter of Trubisky struggling more than the former in the session. Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune seemingly supports Hoge's observations, noting that coach Matt Nagy "wasn't thrilled" with what he saw from either quarterback, who were both too quick to settle for checkdowns. Nagy hasn't set a deadline for naming a starting quarterback, so the competition between Foles and Trubisky could drag on until days before the Sept. 13 opener in Detroit.

Nick Foles
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Tue 8/18/20 4:00 PM

Foles is rotating with Mitchell Trubisky each day in practice as the starting quarterback, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

As long as this routine continues, there will be little clarity as to which quarterback will be under center in Week 1, and without the benefit of preseason games, neither will be able to separate himself against an opposing defense. Regardless, whichever signal caller emerges will likely settle in as a low-end second quarterback for fantasy managers.

Nick Foles
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Fri 4/3/20 11:39 AM

Foles and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) will have an open competition for the starting quarterback job, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky will get the first snap once the team is able to practice, though it sounds like the Bears aren't making any assumptions beyond that. The team dealt a fourth-round pick to Jacksonville for Foles, who then agreed to a restructured contract that maintains his guarantees but reduces his base salary, with the added benefit of player options to void the deal after 2020 or 2021.

Nick Foles
QB CHI (11)
Wed 3/18/20 3:07 PM

Foles negotiated a restructuring of his contract after the Bears agreed to trade for him Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bears will fork over a fourth-round pick to the Jaguars in exchange for the 31-year-old quarterback, who has three seasons and approximately $57 million remaining on a four-year, $88 million contract, per OverTheCap.com. The new agreement maintains the guarantee on his 2020 base salary and also gives Foles the option to void his contract and become a free agent after 2020 or 2021. It's a pretty sweet deal for Foles, considering the Jaguars paid him more than $30 million last season between his salary and signing bonus. He'll be the favorite in a quarterback competition with Mitchell Trubisky this summer.

Nick Foles
QB CHI (11)
Wed 3/18/20 1:37 PM

The Jaguars agreed Wednesday to trade Foles to the Bears in exchange for a future fourth-round draft pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bears coach Matt Nagy's familiarity with Foles from their time together in Kansas City likely factored heavily into Chicago's decision to swing a deal for the veteran signal-caller. Once the trade becomes official, Foles will join a quarterback room that also includes Mitchell Trubisky, thus presumably setting up a job competition at the position once the Bears resume team activities.

Nick Foles
QB CHI (11)
Mon 3/16/20 3:16 PM

The Jaguars have turned down trade offers for Foles, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Jaguars reportedly intend to have Foles and Gardner Minshew duke it out for the starting job this spring/summer, but they could change the plan if trade offers improve. Foles is entering the second season of a four-year, $88 million contract, with his $15.125 million base salary for 2020 fully guaranteed, per overthecap.com. Any team that acquired him wouldn't be committed beyond 2020, as Foles doesn't have any additional guarantees kicking in until the fifth day of the 2021 league year.

Nick Foles
QB CHI (11)
Tue 2/25/20 4:09 PM

Coach Doug Marrone said the Jaguars will have an open quarterback competition between Foles, Gardner Minshew and Joshua Dobbs, starting with OTAs in May, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dobbs was a generous inclusion, as the real battle figures to involve Foles and Minshew. The Jaguars might also consider a trade, but it could be a tough sell with Foles carrying a fully guaranteed $15.13 million base salary for 2020, per overthecap.com.

Nick Foles
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Fri 1/3/20 12:32 PM

Foles has no intention of retiring and plans to "come out slinging" in 2020, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news is hardly surprising given the 30-year-old signed a four-year, $88 million deal in March, though he had considered retirement earlier in his career. Regardless, the veteran quarterback's first season as a Jaguar was one to forget, as he suffered a fractured left clavicle in the season opener and was benched after returning from the subsequent eight-game stint on injured reserve. Foles completed 77 of 117 passes for 736 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in four games, while also rushing four times for 23 yards and losing two fumbles. Rookie sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew played well despite a tumultuous season for the team, and he'll likely enter the 2020 campaign with the upper hand for the starting job. Foles' departure in a trade would provide minimal benefit to the salary cap in 2020, so there's a good chance he enters training camp as the backup in Jacksonville.