NFL QB Breakdown: Eckel examines the NFC North and has a suggestion for the Bears with Nick Foles
There has never been an NFL offseason quite like this one when it comes to quarterbacks. One of the greatest of all time switched teams, another sure Hall of Famer stayed put, while two other Super Bowl MVPs are on the trade block along with another who has gotten to a Super Bowl. A No. 1 overall pick will also be moved and a No. 2 overall pick already has moved. Here is a division by division look at the situation for the most important position in the game.
Chicago Bears: The team that passed on both Patrick Mahomes and DeShaun Watson and instead traded four draft picks to move up one spot to select Mitch Trubisky has now signed Nick Foles to compete with Trubisky for its starting job. The Bears better pump in a version of "Fly Eagles Fly" throughout Solider Field because Foles only plays well when he hears that song.
Detroit Lions: Rumors flew all offseason that Matthew Stafford was on the trading block. The Lions denied it and instead had kind of a go-for-it free agent period. Stafford is back and the Lions also signed veteran Chase Daniel to be his backup.
Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers, in his first season in a new offense for the first time in his career, wasn’t great last year but was good enough to take the Packers to the NFC Championship Game. His second year should be better for him, and maybe the team. Young, strong-armed Tim Boyle is a backup the team seems to like.
Minnesota Vikings: Kirk Cousins was signed to a two-year guaranteed extension showing once again that his agent, Mike McCartney, is the best in the business. The Vikings also re-signed Sean Mannion to be Cousins’ backup.