The Bears acquired quarterback Nick Foles from the Jacksonville Jaguars in a move meant to solidify the Bears' confidence in their quarterback depth moving forward. While there still has to be the oft-mentioned quarterback competition, Foles' familiarity with Matt Nagy's offense will certainly give him an early advantage.
Foles was drafted onto the Philadelphia Eagles by Andy Reid in 2012 and throughout his career has played for Reid, Nagy, Brad Childress and Doug Pederson over stops in St. Louis, Kansas City, a second stint in Philadelphia and Jacksonville. Foles set a high point in his career in 2018, winning Super Bowl LII MVP by leading the Eagles over the New England Patriots 41-33. In that championship win, Foles completed 28-of-43 passes for 373 yards, three touchdowns and threw one interception. Over the next two seasons, Foles only played a combined nine games, passing for 2,149 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.
It seemed like much of the magic that Foles had in 2018 was gone but now paired with Chicago's defense, there is the chance to do something special and ESPN's Dan Orlovsky thinks Foles and the Bears know that.
I said for quite some time that the Bears going out and getting Foles would be the perfect move, for everybody involved
-ESPN's Dan Orlovsky
Orlovsky went on to say that Foles presents Nagy with "a safety net where if things turn bad he has someone there to catch him."