NFL 2022: Predicting one cap casualty for every team this offseason

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NFL 2022 Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports /

Chicago Bears

Potential Cap Casualty: Nick Foles

While there is a real chance that the rebuilding Bears try and move on from Khalil Mack, Nick Foles seems like a lock to be moved. While Chicago will certainly try and trade the veteran, it seems more than likely that he will have to be cut.

He doesn’t save a monumental amount of cap space (only about $3 million), but that should be enough to release him.

His tenure with the Bears was lackluster. Brought in as a transitional quarterback, he barely even filled that role. His two seasons were marred with injuries and mediocre play, and that really should come to an end this offseason.

The Bears have no need for him. No matter what happens with the quarterback room, Foles shouldn’t be there to see it.

While there are some speculating that the Bears should trade Justin Fields, that move (if it were to happen) shouldn’t coordinate with the team keeping Foles. There are better and cheaper interim quarterback options a team can look for.

The Bears should have an easy choice on their hands. Foles should be shown the door sooner than later.