The Bears have their quarterback.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bears have agreed to trade their fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Nick Foles.
Foles had long been rumored as a potential target for the Bears this offseason because of his familiarity with Chicago's coaching staff and his experience as a quality backup with starter's ability. He's best remembered for his miraculous Super Bowl run with the Eagles in 2017 when he replaced an injured Carson Wentz and led Philadelphia to their first-ever Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.
The Bears have been connected to several quarterbacks during free agency's legal tampering period, including Teddy Bridgewater, who ultimately signed with the Carolina Panthers.
There was speculation that Chicago was discussing potential trades with the Cincinnati Bengals for Andy Dalton and the Carolina Panthers for Cam Newton, but it's Foles who was the choice all along.
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