Chicago Bears quarterback has released Nick FolesThe team announced Sunday.
The Bears originally acquired Foles two seasons ago in a commercial deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fourth round of draft pick.
After starting seven games in 2020, Super Bowl LII MVP scored only one start last season, leading the Bears to a 25-24 road win over the Seattle Seahawks as he threw for a 250 yard and touchdown pass.
Foles, 33, was owed a base salary of $4 million this season. The Bears will save $8 million off their salary cap with the move.
Chicago General Manager Ryan Pauls confirmed in March that the team was trying to trade Foles after adding a veteran backup Trevor Simian In free agency.
A veteran in 10 seasons, Foles threw for 14,003 yards with 82 touchdowns and 43 interceptions.
He earned a Pro Bowl pick with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, but his most famous season came in 2017 when he was called up to replace the injured. Carson Wentz In Week 15 and later that season, he led the franchise to its first Super Bowl, completing 72.6% of its after-season passes for 971 yards with only six touchdowns and one interception in three games.
Courtney Cronin of ESPN contributed to this story.
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