The Bears released Foles on Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. The writing was on the wall for Foles' time in Chicago once the Bears inked Trevor Siemian to a contract March 24. Foles' two-year run with the team included 10 appearances (eight starts) en route to 2,102 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions on 65 percent passing. With his age-33 season to come, he seems unlikely to land a gig elsewhere as the No. 1 option at quarterback, but wherever he goes he'll bring an experienced arm to an offense.
The Bears have reportedly looked into trading Foles, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. With the team having added fellow QB Trevor Siemian to the mix behind starter Justin Fields via free agency, it looks like Foles could be the odd man out. The 33-year-old appeared in just one game with the Bears last season and if he is dealt, he'd presumably be viewed as a backup option by his next team.
Foles served as the No. 2 quarterback and didn't see the field in the Bears' 31-17 Week 18 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season completing 24 of 35 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown in one start. Foles appeared in one game for the Bears, getting the start and leading the team to a win over the Giants. With a 36:26 TD:INT ratio over the last seven seasons, there's little reason to think he'll be a strong fantasy option for any extended period of time in the future. He'll enter the last year of his deal in 2022 as he enters his age-33 season, though it's unlikely he'll be considered more than a reliable NFL backup.
Head coach Matt Nagy said Foles will serve as the Bears' No. 2 quarterback Sunday against the Giants, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. While both Justin Fields (ankle) and Andy Dalton (hand) were sidelined last week in Seattle, Foles stepped into a starting role in what was his first appearance of the season. The 32-year-old acquitted himself well as a starter, completing 24 of 35 attempts for 250 yards and a touchdown while committing no turnovers in the Bears' 25-24 win. Though Fields is listed as questionable but not expected to play this week after managing nothing more than limited participation in practice, Foles will move down a spot on the depth chart after Dalton received a clean bill of health.
Foles completed 24 of 35 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 25-24 win over the Seahawks on Sunday. Although piloting a conservative offense in a game that was close throughout, Foles had to become aggressive when he engineered a late drive to give the Bears a come-from-behind victory on the road. Throughout the game, he was often under pressure, and although he took four sacks, he avoided making the big mistake while also having the fortune of a teammate recovering his lone fumble on the game-winning drive. If Justin Fields (ankle) and Andy Dalton (hand) cannot return to face the Giants in Week 17, Foles may be a fantasy option in leagues that start two quarterbacks.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||San Francisco 49ers||13||18.80|
|2||09/18||@Green Bay Packers||19||19.44|
|4||10/02||@New York Giants||8||18.12|
|7||10/24||@New England Patriots||2||15.56|
|12||11/27||@New York Jets||28||20.65|
|13||12/04||Green Bay Packers||19||19.44|
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|3 Year Avg||65.2||946||5||3||11||0||62|