The Bears made no apologies for going hard after a quarterback once free agency started, as they have no faith in incumbent Mitch Trubisky. The Bears will take on the final three years of Foles’ contract, worth around $50 million, while the Jaguars will take a cap hit of $18.7 million this season.
This trade and financial commitment make Foles the Bears starter going into 2020, while Trubisky will take a backseat and backup Foles.
Foles has proven himself in short stints, such as the Eagles Super Bowl run, but has not been able to show the consistency you’d like from your starting quarterback. After getting injured in his first week as the Jaguars’ starter, he ended up losing the job to Gardner Minshew. He may be an upgrade to Trubisky, but that isn’t saying a whole lot.
The Jaguars are in full tank mode, as they move to a cheap Gardner Minshew as their cost-saving starter and dump defensive players and their contracts.