Nagy clarified later that Foles is now the team’s starter moving forward, per Stacy Dales.
Given how Foles performed after taking over this past week, tossing three touchdowns and leading Chicago to a comeback win, this comes as zero surprise.
Foles was unable to unseat QB Mitchell Trubisky in a competition during training camp this summer. However, it was widely seen as only a matter of time until Chicago turned to Foles given Trubisky’s past struggles.
Foles, 31, is a former third-round pick of the Eagles back in 2012. Philadelphia traded Foles to the Rams back in 2015 in a deal for QB Sam Bradford and he later signed an extension with the team.
Foles lasted just over a year with the Rams before he was released and later signed on with the Chiefs. After a year in Kansas City, Foles agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract with the Eagles.
From there, Foles signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars that included $50.125 million guaranteed. He was traded to the Bears this offseason.
In 2020, Foles has appeared in one game for the Bears and completed 16-29 pass attempts for 188 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.