Bears release quarterback Nick Foles

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Bears release Nick Foles originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

New Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles continues to make his mark on the NFL's charter franchise.

After making four trades to turn three Day 3 draft picks into eight, Poles is releasing quarterback Nick Foles.

Justin Fields is the Bears' quarterback and franchise cornerstone.

In March, former New Orleans Saints and Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Trevor Siemian signed a deal with the Bears, giving the team four quarterbacks on the roster -  Ryan Willis being the fourth.

When looking at the room, one of those players was going to be gone by the time Week 1 rolled around. Fields obviously isn’t going anywhere, so that left Foles as the odd man out.

And the Bears hoped the former Super Bowl MVP would have value on the trade market.

But after that failed to materialize leading up to and during the NFL Draft, Poles decided to release the quarterback so he could pursue his next team unencumbered.

“Ryan Poles did the classy thing and Nick appreciates it,” Foles' agent Justin Schulman told Mike Garafolo.

It's not shocking Foles' market never materialized. There are names like Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo on the trade block.

Meanwhile, Foles' mobility is limited, and without top-notch protection he struggles buying time to make plays. And he's been unable to stay healthy.

He’s played 10 years in the league, and at this point could probably learn any offense quickly. Foles also earned praise from both Fields and the Bears’ coaching staff as an excellent mentor for Fields last season, so he could help bring along another young QB if given and willing to accept a backup role.

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