Let the QB hunger games begin! The Jaguars have traded Nick Foles to the Bears and Mitch Trubisky is currently waking up in a cold sweat, realizing he finally has some competition to be the starting QB in 2020.
QB trade: Jacksonville is trading QB Nick Foles to Chicago for the Bears’ compensatory fourth-round pick, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2020
Bears’ coaches such as Matt Nagy have worked with Foles in past and know him well.
So naturally people had opinions about and took to Twitter to share their thoughts (and in some cases, grievances) on the big move.
Former Bear and current Twitter user Kyle Long remains optimistic as ever.
im really looking forward to watching mitch trubisky, who has a lot of folks asking questions about a shaky 2019 come into camp with a clear QB competition and an opportunity to earn the job. nick foles presence equally lookforwardtoable #bears #are #back— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) March 18, 2020
But for some Chicagoans, Foles' arrival may bring back some painful memories.
Nick Foles went 0-4 in four starts with the Jaguars ... so his last win?— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) March 18, 2020
The Double-Doink game.
Nick Foles last win as a starting QB in the NFL?— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) March 18, 2020
January 6, 2019
did Matt Nagy trade for Nick Foles because of the Double Doink game y/n— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) March 18, 2020
Why must it always come back to the double-doink?
It should be noted that Foles is a Super Bowl MVP, and when was the last time the Bears had one of them around?
Nick Foles has gone from Philly to St Louis to Kansas City back to Philly to Jacksonville and now to Chicago in the span of seven years. Won a little Super Bowl MVP in there.— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) March 18, 2020
Weirdest. Career. Ever.
Bears Fans “ It tastes like another crappy quarterback”— Shane Dennis (@DennisShane419) March 18, 2020
Bears “ No No it’s Super Bowl MVP winner Nick Foles” pic.twitter.com/bipcpBxZgc
It was also pointed out that Foles has worked with Matt Nagy before and would fit well in his offense.
QB play is about talent, yeah. But it is also about fit. Relationships. Chemistry. Comfort. Nick Foles is all of that for Matt Nagy. I love the move. Now they have a real chance to make some noise!— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) March 18, 2020
Matt Nagy last year discussed what he appreciates with Nick Foles, starting with his scheme knowledge: "He’s a very confident kid in the huddle. He knows where he’s going with the football. And he’s a playmaker. ... He’s just got a lot of great attributes that his players trust."— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) March 18, 2020
But for some Bears’ fans, they’re having a harder time getting excited.
Nick Foles behind this current offensive line is giving me flashes of Mike Glennon. I hope I’m wrong but just wow. #Bears— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) March 18, 2020
Settling for Nick Foles with all those Free Agents and a loaded draft class???? pic.twitter.com/raItxdJbTR— Deav Puck (@DeavPuck_SAU) March 18, 2020
I’m good with the Bears getting Nick Foles. I think it might just get them to average QB play in 2020.— Connor McKnight (@C1McKnight) March 18, 2020
Let’s be real, though. It sucks that it took a 1st round pick, two 3rds, two 4ths, and something like $50M in cash to get to *maybe* average QB play after 5+ years of work.
Good: Nick Foles has experience with Matt Nagy and knows the system— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) March 18, 2020
Bad: Nick Foles everywhere outside of Philly
The #Bears spent their fourth-round pick on a quarterback that usually goes in that range...a solid backup.— Bryan Perez (@BryanPerezNFL) March 18, 2020
That ain't it, Pace.
Me when Nick Foles ended up a bad signing pic.twitter.com/4VFB073RCM— Alfie (@AlfieBCC) March 18, 2020