After a run to Super Bowl MVP with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017 and another near-miss long playoff run the following year, Nick Foles landed a four-year, $88 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars in March of 2019.
But things did not go as planned. A broken clavicle early in Week 1 sidelined Foles until Week 11, opening the door for Gardner Minshew. Foles would make three additional starts from Week 11-13, but Minshew stepped back in to set the Jaguars up for an offseason decision.
Reports the Jaguars were willing to trade Foles seemed far-fetched, if only based on his contract. But the Chicago Bears got involved, and sent a 2020 fourth-round pick to Jacksonville for Foles. He even restructured his contract, without really losing anything.
The Bears are trying to put a little heat on Mitch Trubisky. His fifth-year option for 2021 was not picked up, and Foles has easily been considered the favorite to start Week 1. But a unique offseason has opened the door for Trubisky to keep the job, at least to start the season.
Will Foles start Week 1? Will he start most of the season for the Bears? Here’s how his 2020 campaign is lined up to look for him.