Eagles passed on opportunity to reunite with Nick Foles
Nick Foles almost came home this offseason. According to Adam Caplan, the Chicago Bears were actively trying to trade the former Super Bowl MVP, and the Eagles were one of their primary targets. Unfortunately, Philly had no interest in reuniting with the quarterback, and Chicago was unable to find a home for him.
During the Carson Wentz saga, Chicago was a major contender to land the former Eagles QB, and numerous rumors circulated that the Bears would include Foles in a package. The likely main reason Philly passed on Foles was his contract. In 2020, Nick signed a three-year deal with the Bears, netting him over $24 million through 2022. Foles is still an NFL-caliber quarterback by all means. Despite that, between his contract and the likely controversy that would have occurred between him and Jalen Hurts made it not worth it.
Foles was drafted by the Eagles back in 2012 before being traded to the Rams, but he found his way home back in 2017. There is a chance the two sides could reunite down the line, but currently, the situation just isn’t right to bring Foles back.
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