If you were waiting for a MONSTER trade to arrive on Wednesday, you surely are not disappointed right now. In a stunning turn of events, the Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly shipped veteran quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears, just as Cam Newton-to-Chicago buzz was beginning to heat up.
That's right, the former Super Bowl winning signal caller is headed to the NFC North to likely take over as the Bears' starting quarterback. Sorry if you're reading this, Mitchell Trubisky -- you know what this means.
In exchange for Foles, the Jaguars are getting a fourth-round pick. Jacksonville is set at QB for the future, as former Washington State gunslinger Gardner Minshew arrived last season, and turned heads during his rookie campaign.
After Foles went winless in his return from injury, Jacksonville went back to Minshew and made Foles available for trade this offseason, just one year after his big-money deal. The Bears, who have clearly grown tired of the failed first-round experience in Trubisky, were also reportedly looking to acquire Newton prior to his release..
Instead, they were able to make things work with the Jags, bringing in Foles to light a fire under Trubisky, and likely drive him to the bench.
While Chicago fans may be disappointed things didn't go well with Trubisky and they wasted a 2017 first-round pick on him, bringing Foles into town will wipe away worries. He's a proven winner and could be just what this team needs to get the offense going and compete in their rock-solid division.
And if Trubisky shines? Well, then, you might just have the game's most elite backup.