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The Bear’s Den, May 11, 2021

Bears tried to trade Nick Foles? I can see that.

Chicago Bears v Tennessee Titans
Nick Foles #9 of the Chicago Bears throws a pass during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Nashville
Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Lombardi: Matt Nagy needs to take a leap of faith and start Justin Fields from day 1 – The Athletic - The best chance the Bears have to compete this season and next will be if Fields becomes a blue-chip talent. Why waste time with Dalton? Ken’s Note: The author, Michael Lombardi, has exactly four wins as a GM. Four. He was fired after one season. He oversaw the draft that gave his team Barkevious Mingo (now a journeyman), Leon McFadden (3 years), Jamoris Slaughter (never played), Monte Bryant (3 years) & Garrett Gilky (2 years). So...

Potential Bears Cap Saving Moves Ahead - Sports Illustrated - The possibility of a few trades and a new contract are ways the Bears might be able to free up a little more cap space in order to address some needs or emergencies during the season.

Report: Bears tried to trade Nick Foles to Eagles, others - ChicagoBears.com - General manager Ryan Pace and the Bears attempted to trade reserve quarterback Nick Foles this offseason, but a market never developed, according to NFL insider Adam Caplan of Sirius XM.

Matt Nagy views Bears in both win-now, development mode - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy believes his organization can balance being in a win-now mode in 2021 along with what’s best for its future, as he told the Ross Tucker Football Podcast.

Ranking the NFC North 2021 draft classes from best to worst - Bears Wire - Here are the draft grades for each of the NFC North teams and where they rank from best to worst.

Bears rank among top 20 most valuable sports teams in the world - Bears Wire - According to Forbes, the Bears ranks as the 18th most valuable sports team in the world.

Chicago Bears ranked top draft in league by NFL.com - ChicagoBears.com - Two NFL.com writers have ranked the drafts of all NFL teams 1-32, and the Bears sit on the very top of the list after making shrewd trades in the first two rounds.

Davante Adams: I'm behind Aaron Rodgers 100 percent - ProFootballTalk - Packers receiver Davante Adams was on the golf course when he first heard the news that Aaron Rodgers and the Packers were embroiled in a standoff.

Where will the Aaron Rodgers standoff go from here? - ProFootballTalk - There will be news, eventually. Rodgers will show up for OTAs, or he won’t. That will be news.

Emma: How the Bears could form their starting offensive line - 670 The Score
- The Bears have depth and versatility on their offensive line. Now, forming a starting group will be decided through several position battles set to occur.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jaguars expected to sign former QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to one-year deal - NFL.com - Tim Tebow is on his way back to the NFL. The Jaguars are expected to sign the former QB to a one-year deal this week or next to play tight end, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers to try out QBs Chad Kelly, Kurt Benkert at rookie minicamp - NFL.com - The Green Bay Packers are hosting two quarterbacks during this weekend’s rookie minicamp.

Davante Adams: Aaron Rodgers’ future “potentially” could affect my future - ProFootballTalk -The Packers may or may not have quarterback Aaron Rodgers this season. That could affect whether they have receiver Davante Adams in 2022.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2021 Schedule predictions - Windy City Gridiron - With the NFL releasing their schedule on Wednesday, we wanted to know your predictions on a few of the games for the Chicago Bears.

Sunderbruch: How Well Do New Quarterbacks Play? - Windy City Gridiron - Bears fans are anxious to see Justin Fields play, but many are nervous after decades of getting their hopes up only to be disappointed by quarterback after quarterback. What should they be looking for when #1 becomes QB1?

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