Chicago Bears release quarterback Nick Foles after two seasons:

The: Chicago Bears: have released quarterback: Nick Foles:the team announced Sunday.

The Bears originally acquired Foles two seasons ago in a trade with the: Jacksonville Jaguars: for a fourth-round draft pick.

After starting seven games in 2020, the Super Bowl LII MVP logged only one start last season, leading the Bears to a 25-24 road victory over the Seattle Seahawks: in which he threw for 250 yards and a touchdown pass.

The Bears will save $ 3 million against their salary cap with the move, which comes with a $ 7.66 million dead cap charge, according to Spotrac.com. The Bears will be up to $ 57 million in dead cap money once linebacker: Danny Trevathan:‘s release becomes official after June 1.

Chicago general manager Ryan Poles confirmed in March that the team had been trying to trade Foles after adding veteran backup: Trevor Siemian: in free agency.

A veteran of 10 seasons, the 33-year-old Foles has thrown for 14,003 yards with 82 touchdowns and 43 interceptions.

He earned a Pro Bowl selection with the: Philadelphia Eagles: in 2013 but had his most notable season in 2017 when he was called upon to replace an injured: Carson Wentz: in Week 15 and then later that season led the franchise to its first Super Bowl championship, completing 72.6% of his passes that postseason for 971 yards with six touchdowns and just one interception in three games.

ESPN’s Courtney Cronin contributed to this story.

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