Although it’s not official just yet, the Chicago Bears have reportedly added some legitimate competition for starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jacksonville Jaguars are trading quarterback Nick Foles to Chicago. The Bears are reportedly trading a fourth-round pick back to the Jaguars.
The news comes after a report suggested the Bears were interested in Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. After Carolina made Newton available in a trade, the Bears reportedly inquired.
Just a few hours later, though, Chicago turned its sights toward the AFC South. Now it looks like Foles and Trubisky will battle for the starting job in 2020.
Here’s the news from Schefter.
QB trade: Jacksonville is trading QB Nick Foles to Chicago for the Bears’ compensatory fourth-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
Bears’ coaches such as Matt Nagy have worked with Foles in past and know him well.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2020
Foles started the 2019 season as the starting quarterback for the Jaguars. However, after suffering a broken clavicle in the very first game, Foles rode the bench while rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew shined.
After recovering from the injury, Foles eventually returned to the starting role. He struggled to find success, though and the Jaguars turned the keys back over to Minshew.
Now Foles has the opportunity to fight for a starting role once again. Can Mitchell Trubisky hold on, or will there be a new quarterback under center in Chicago next season?