3. Nick Foles, Quarterback (Age: 32)
That’s Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to you.
Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, Foles had arguably the best season of his football career — at any level — in the 2013 season when Pat Shurmur was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator.
Foles had 27 touchdown tosses that year compared to just two interceptions and a completion percentage of 64.
Since that time, he’s floated around in this weird space of being the starter for the Eagles in the Super Bowl (and winning MVP of the game) to being a mid-tier replacement starter at his other NFL stops including Kansas City, Jacksonville, and now Chicago.
At this point, it remains unknown if the Bears would cut Foles or not. They would have to hope that his contract elsewhere would offset and they could at least break even by releasing him, so there is risk involved there.
There’s no doubt the Bears let go of Foles but if they did, he has history with Pat Shurmur and playoff experience. He could be a decent mentor for Drew Lock and would be an upgrade over the Broncos’ current backup situation.
The team is hoping to add competition at quarterback this year, whatever that means. Unless they are signing/trading/drafting someone to replace Drew Lock, it doesn’t make much sense to steal the precious reps he would otherwise get.
New Denver Broncos GM George Paton addressed the media with only a couple of weeks until the start of free agency. What can we take away from what he said?
In that case, a player like Foles makes plenty of sense. He could play at a moment’s offense in a system he’s familiar with.