NFC Notes: Bears, Packers, Vikings



One of the reasons the Bears decided to trade for QB Nick Foles is they still have hope for QB Mitchell Trubisky. Rather than bring in an outright replacement, Chicago added competition in the hope that it would help Trubisky rise to the potential that convinced the Bears to take him No. 2 overall and that he’s flashed inconsistently in three seasons. So far, Bears HC Matt Nagy said Trubisky’s response has been good. 

“(Trubisky) has been really, really good in the fact that he’s taken this head-on,” Nagy said on Good Morning Football via NFL Media’s Kevin Patra. “He’s accepted it. He understands it. We’re all so competitive, but we’re human, too. There is a realness to the fact that ‘OK, you’re going to bring somebody else in here and have me compete’ initially it’s probably a shock. But then after that, it’s like, ‘let’s go.'”

  • ESPN’s Field Yates points out the Bears will gain $2.8 million in cap space going forward for the post-June 1 release of TE Trey Burton.


  • According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Packers G Lane Taylor‘s renegotiated deal includes a $100,000 signing bonus, $910,000 base salary, up to $400,000 in per-game active roster bonuses and a $90,000 workout bonus.
  • Taylor will count $2.4 million against the cap and make $1.5 million, plus incentives.


  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer mentions part of the calculus for the Vikings in drafting CB Jeff Gladney in the first round despite some red flags in college, like failed drug tests, was that getting him in Minnesota and far away from Texas might help.
  • The team had a similar thought process with RB Dalvin Cook coming out of Florida State.
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