In March, the Chicago Bears made the surprising decision to trade for quarterback Nick Foles from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Chicago shipped a fourth-round pick to the Jaguars for Foles. In return, the Bears took on Foles’ full contract, which amounts to around $58 million over the next three seasons.
Chicago brought Foles in to compete with former No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky, who has struggled to find success at the NFL level. He made a remarkable jump in his second season, but fell back to Earth in 2019.
Now he’ll have to compete with a Super Bowl MVP to hold down his starting job heading into 2020. On Tuesday, Foles officially signed his contact with the Bears and had a message for fans.
“Now it’s official! Tory, Lilly, Henry and I are so excited for this next chapter. See you soon, Chicago!” Foles wrote on Twitter.
— Nick Foles (@NickFoles) March 31, 2020
Foles signed a four-year contract with the Jaguars ahead of the 2019 season.
However, he suffered a fractured collarbone in his very first game with the team. Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew took over and performed well enough to make Foles obsolete in Jacksonville.
Now he gets a new challenge, taking on Trubisky for the team’s starting quarterback job.