6. Nick Foles struggles with the Jaguars and gets traded to the Chicago Bears.
In March of 2019, Foles would reunite with former Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo by signing a four-year, 88 million dollar deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The move made sense as DeFilippo was the Jags’ offensive coordinator.
Things got ugly and quickly as Nick would break his left clavicle in the first game of the season. When he returned, he played his way to the bench as the decision was made by Jacksonville to move forward with Gardner Minshew. In the end, Foles only appeared in four games for the Jaguars as Jacksonville had seen enough, but he left happy, walking away with $30.5 million.
Foles was traded to the Chicago Bears for a compensatory fourth-round pick in March of 2020. That reunited him with former Kansas City QB coach Matty Nagy, who was now the head coach in Chicago.
The highlight moment for Foles in Chicago was beating Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 20-19. The former Bears quarterback had 243 yards passing, one touchdown, and one interception in that win. Who knows? Maybe there’s a little magic left?
Foles’ journey takes him to Indy now, where, as we stated earlier, he gives the team a sturdy backup. Nick will benefit by reuniting with a coach who knows how to get to the best of out of him. The city of Philadelphia will always love the first quarterback to lead them to a championship. They just won’t be cheering for him when the Eagles play the Colts in 2022.