The Chicago Bears finally pulled the trigger on a move that many people were waiting to happen, as they released quarterback Nick Foles. Foles was likely on the roster as long as he was as the Bears held out hope that someone would offer anything for him in a trade, but that wasn’t going to happen. As of right now, the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts are two possible landing spots for Foles in free agency.
Foles is now a free agent as the Bears will be moving forward with Trevor Siemian as the backup to Justin Fields. Despite being so late into the offseason, it shouldn’t be too hard for Foles to find a new team to play with.
He is a solid backup quarterback option with a Super Bowl victory on his resume. Numerous teams would like to have that can of experience on their roster, especially one that has a young quarterback entrenched as the starter.
Over at CBS Sports, they mentioned a few potential landing spots for Foles. They are predicting that he will ultimately sign with the Indianapolis Colts, who have Frank Reich as head coach. Reich was the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles when Foles led them to victory in Super Bowl 52.
The head coach of that team was Doug Pederson, who is taking over the same position this season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville presents an intriguing landing spot for Foles, as he has experience playing under Pederson and he would be an excellent veteran for Trevor Lawrence, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, to lean on and learn from.
Another option mentioned is the Seattle Seahawks. If Foles is looking for a chance to get on the field as a potential starter, the Seahawks could present that opportunity. They have Drew Lock and Geno Smith currently on the depth chart at quarterback, neither of whom instill much confidence as a starting option.
Given the experience that he brings to the table, Nick Foles shouldn’t be a free agent too long as he is one of the better backup quarterback options that could be had in the league.