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Bears Admit They're "Working" On Quarterback Trade

Bears quarterbacks Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky

LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 01: Mitchell Trubisky #10 and Nick Foles #9 of the Chicago Bears walk across the field during training camp at Halas Hall on September 01, 2020 in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

It looks like the Chicago Bears may be getting close to a quarterback trade.

With Justin Fields set to start again in 2022 and with Trevor Siemian as his backup, that makes Nick Foles expendable.

Bears general manager Ryan Poles wasn't difficult with the media when he was asked about a Foles trade, either. He confirmed that the team is working on one, but nothing has come up yet.

“Nothing has popped up right now, but we’re working on it,” Poles said. "Hopefully, something pops up."

Releasing Foles would be the last resort for Chicago. If the Bears were to do that, they'd have to take on $7.6M of dead money for the 2022 season.

Foles didn't play much in 2021 due to the emergence of Fields. He had just 250 yards passing with one touchdown.

He played a bit more in 2020 with Chicago and finished with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions off of 1,852 yards through the air.

He's a good fit for a team that needs a capable backup for this season. We'll have to see where he ends up.