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Nick Foles is returning to the NFC

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Wentz vs. Foles in the playoffs?

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Former Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is coming back to the NFC.

The Chicago Bears are trading a fourth-round compensatory to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for BDN, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter.

This development certainly comes as no surprise to me:

Also wrote this more than two weeks ago:

The feeling here has been that the Chicago Bears should trade for Foles. Mitchell Trubisky clearly can’t be counted on as the long-term answer. Foles has a number of connections to Chicago’s coaching staff considering Bears head coach Matt Nagy was his offensive coordinator on the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016, Bears offensive coordinator Bill Lazor was his quarterbacks coach on the Eagles in 2013, and Bears quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo was his quarterbacks coach on the Eagles in 2017. The Bears can recreate last year’s Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill dynamic where Trubisky is the starter until he struggles. Then the 2018 Super Bowl MVP can take over. Sending Foles to the NFC makes more sense for the Jags than keeping him in the AFC South.

I’m guessing it’s only a matter of time before Trubisky gets benched for Foles in Chicago. We’ll see how that turns out. Foles obviously had success in Philly but he really struggled with the Jaguars last year.

The Eagles are not scheduled to play the Bears in the regular season this year but it’s not impossible we could see the two teams meet in the playoffs. Anyone interested in seeing a Carson Wentz versus Nick Foles battle?