The Jets Have Reportedly Discussed a Trade With the Bears for QB Nick Foles

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SJ - July 25, 2021

The Jets drafted their franchise quarterback when they took Zach Wilson with the No. 2 overall pick in April.  He's expected to start Week 1.

The Jets issues at quarterback are at the backup position.  They don't have an experienced veteran to help guide Wilson as he navigates the NFL.

They reportedly have had trade talks with the Bears about quarterback Nick Foles.  Although it doesn't seem like the two sides will reach an agreement.

From NY Post:

The Jets and Bears have had discussions, according to sources, but it seems unlikely that any deal will happen. The problem is Foles’ contract. He is due to make $4 million this season and next. The Bears surely would have to eat some of that contract to facilitate a trade. Some may argue the Jets should wait to see if the Bears cut Foles, but that seems unlikely. He’ll carry a $14 million dead money charge if released, nearly $8 million higher than his cap number if he is on the team. If Chicago does get motivated to move Foles, the Jets have three sixth-round picks next year and could part with one of them for Foles.

Foles got shafted a few years ago by the Eagles.  He wins a Super Bowl for them, takes them on another playoff run, and they kept Carson Wentz.

At this point in his career it's hard to see Foles as a starter.  Philly pissed all over that opportunity.

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