3 players Bears were right to let go during this offseasonVincent Pariseon June 15, 2022 at 11:00 am

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The Chicago Bears might be the worst team in the NFC North Division (they will battle it out with the Detroit Lions) right now. It is by design, however, as the newly hired regime is trying to rebuild it their way. So far, there has been a lot of roster turnover.

Matt Eberflus and Ryan Poles clearly have a plan for 2022. They want to develop some of their newer players and get them ready to be a part of something big. In order to reach that eventual goal, they had to cut bait with some fan favorites.

The Bears are going to look a lot different this year. Everything is going to be built around Justin Fields as they try to develop him into an elite player. If that happens, the Bears might finally become a great team and sustain it. Until then, these are the three players that the Bears smartly let go of:

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Nick Foles

QB, Indianapolis Colts

The Chicago Bears needed to get Nick Foles off of their roster ahead of 2022.

At one point in his career, Nick Foles was a pretty good quarterback. He was a Super Bowl Champion and Super Bowl MVP with the Philadelphia Eagles. Since then, he has bounced around a little bit. The Chicago Bears had him as their third-string quarterback in 2021 after he started a bit in 2020.

Foles did get one start in 2021 but he mostly stood as the third guy behind Justin Fields and Andy Dalton. After the season was over, however, the Bears released him. He has since been signed by the Indianapolis Colts.

The Chicago Bears were paying a lot of money for backup quarterbacks in 2021. They also didn’t use the right guy a fair amount of the time so they struggled to score points. Now, Foles is gone and it is time for the future.

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