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Jaguars Trade Nick Foles To Bears

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  • Jaguars Trade Nick Foles To Bears

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears.

    The Bears are giving up their compensatory fourth-round pick (No. 140 overall), which means the Jaguars now have 12 picks in the upcoming NFL draft.

    Foles has already restructured his contract with the Bears, a source told Schefter. He still has three years and $21 million guaranteed left on the deal, the source said, but Foles now has the ability to void the deal after either of the first two years, depending on the upside of his performance.

    The trade is just the latest career twist for Foles, 31, since Philadelphia drafted him in the third round in 2012. He started six games as a rookie in place of an injured Michael Vick and came in to replace Vick again in 2013, throwing 27 touchdown passes and only two interceptions in 13 starts. Foles led the Eagles to the playoffs and was the offensive MVP of the Pro Bowl.

    Foles has said multiple times that he considered retiring after the 2015 season because he had lost his love of the game. He agreed to sign with Kansas City as the backup to Alex Smith, mainly because he would be reunited with former Eagles coach Andy Reid.

    Foles regained his passion for the game, went back to Philly as a backup QB and ended up coming off the bench in place of an injured Carson Wentz to start the final three games of the 2017 season. He threw for 971 yards and six touchdowns with one interception in three playoff games, and he was named MVP of Super Bowl LII after throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns -- and catching a TD pass -- in a victory over New England.

    He again backed up a healthy Wentz in 2018 but was pressed into service when Wentz suffered a back injury. Foles started the final five games of the regular season and two more in the postseason, which ended with the Eagles' divisional round loss to New Orleans.

    Foles bought out his contract with Philadelphia for $2 million in February 2019, and the Jaguars signed him to a four-year, $91 million contract with $50.125 million guaranteed.