The Chicago Bears restructured Nick Foles’ contract, giving the franchise more flexibility with the former Super Bowl MVP. Foles now has three years and $ 24 million remaining on its contract, with $ 21 million still guaranteed, by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. He will earn $ 8 million per season under his new contract.
Employees can still earn $ 6 million in incentives per year, and each dollar earned on incentives increases wages the following year. Players can also cancel the 2021 and 2022 seasons based on their performance, which allows him to seek more money if he has a good season in Chicago.
The Bears are no longer on the hook for the remaining $ 56.9 million owed to the Foles from the massive contract it signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. The Poles initially signed a $ 88 million, four-year deal with Jacksonville, with $ 45,125 million fully guaranteed upon signing.
The matter ended up being a disaster for Jacksonville as the Foles went 0-4 in their four starts, completing 65.8% of their passes and throwing for 736 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions (score of 84 , 6 smugglers) in four games. Foles was benched for Gardner Minshew in week 13, which ended up being his last game with the Jaguars.
There is familiarity with Foles and Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who was the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense coordinator the year Foles was with the Chiefs (2016). Nagy brought with him some variations of the Chiefs’ offense to Chicago – the same concepts that the Poles succeeded in Kansas City and with the Philadelphia Eagles. Bears offense coordinator Bill Lazor coached the Foles with the Eagles in 2013; Quarterback coach John DeFilippo was the Foles quarterback coach in Philadelphia (2017) and offensive coordinator for Jacksonville last season.
The Bears have brought in the Poles as a veteran for Mitchell Trubisky, the team’s starting quarterback for the past three seasons. The Foles seem to have an advantage over Trubisky based on how well the franchise has welcomed its arrival, as well as the guaranteed money that Chicago gives it in its restructured deal.
A quintessential Super Bowl player with the Eagles, Foles was below average outside of Philadelphia, only 5-11 and completing just 59.5% of his passes for 3,198 yards and 13 touchdowns. 12 interceptions for a passing score of 76.6. He compiled these figures with three different teams.
In eight seasons, Foles has passed 61.9% of his passes for 11,901 yards, 71 touchdowns, 35 interceptions and 88.2 passes. He has a career record of 26-22. In the playoffs, Foles completed 68.1% of his passes for 1,633 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions for 98.8 passers, the seventh highest in NFL history. He won a Super Bowl MVP after completing 72.6% of his passes for 971 yards, six touchdowns, an interception and a passer rating of 115.7 in the 2017 playoffs with the Eagles.
The Bears pay for the Eagles version of the Foles, employing many coaches who have helped the quarterback succeed over the years. The Poles could be general manager Ryan Pace’s last shot to bring Chicago back to the playoffs.