Despite Justin Fields and Andy Dalton being ahead of Foles on the depth chart, Foles' contract may make him difficult to trade, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports. Foles has guaranteed money in his contract in both 2021 and 2022, so despite being third on the depth chart after the Bears drafted Justin Fields, he may be difficult to trade. Unless the team moves on from Foles, allowing him to become a free agent, his fantasy value will be nearly nonexistent, as it's unlikely he'd be more than the emergency quarterback on game day.
Foles attempted just one pass after being removed as the Bears' starting quarterback after Week 10. Foles started eight games in his first year with the Bears, throwing for 1,852 yards and 10 touchdowns along with eight interceptions before giving back the starting job to Mitchell Trubisky. With Trubisky going into the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, it's possible that Foles will be in competition to be the team's starting quarterback in Week 1 of the 2021 season, though it's unlikely he'll be considered as any more than a top-20 fantasy option at his position. He's currently signed with the Bears through the 2022 season.
Foles (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions. Foles came into the morning labeled as questionable, but full practice sessions for the 31-year-old Thursday and Friday hinted at a likely Week 13 return. He wasn't able to suit up last Sunday night against the Packers and will now revert to a backup role for another divisional showdown against Detroit.
The Bears list Foles (hip) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions. Though the questionable designation implies that Foles has a 50-50 chance to play, he looks to be trending toward active status after practicing in full capacity Thursday and Friday. Head coach Matt Nagy backed up that sentiment Thursday, saying that he expects Foles to return from a two-week absence to back up Mitchell Trubisky, according to Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site. Nagy hasn't committed to Trubisky as the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season, so a poor showing from the 2017 first-round pick against Detroit could allow Foles to move back atop the depth chart as soon as Week 14.
Foles (hip) was a full practice participant Thursday. After sitting out last week's loss to the Packers with the hip injury, Foles looks poised to play Sunday against the Lions, but he won't be returning to action in a starting role with head coach Matt Nagy naming Mitch Trubisky as the team's Week 13 signal-caller. Per Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site, Nagy said he expects Foles to be healthy enough to handle the No. 2 duties this weekend, a notion that would be supported by the Bears not adding another quarterback to the roster before Sunday. Whomever starts for the Bears in Week 14 and beyond will likely hinge on how Trubisky performs against Detroit.
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