Ex-Jets LB Thinks Eagles Trade for Bears’ Nick Foles, Social Media Explodes

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Getty QB Nick Foles of the Chicago Bears seems to have a bit of a miscommunication going on -- with Brian Griese and head coach Matt Nagy. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bart Scott was kidding but behind every good joke, there is a hint of truth. The Eagles should trade for Nick Foles.

The former Jets linebacker made the comments earlier this week on ESPN’s Get Up! show, way before Philly’s embarrassing 23-23 tie on Sunday. Scott threw out the improbable scenario while discussing Carson Wentz’s problems and how to jump-start the Eagles’ anemic offense. His solution was for a “Philly Special” reunion.

Scott said: “If the Eagles lose this game, they are going to trade for Nick Foles and put the band back together!”

His colleague Mike Greenberg interpreted it to mean they should trade Jalen Hurts for Foles, but that’s not what Scott meant. He was just throwing the idea out there for fun, and for nostalgia purposes. But after watching Foles save the day in Chicago on Sunday, well … it’s not crazy. OK, it is.

The MVP of Super Bowl LII is 100-percent trending again and making Eagles fans cry in their cheese whiz. The Bears benched Mitchell Trubisky in the third quarter in Week 3 and watched Foles lead them to three touchdown drives in the final nine minutes en route to a shocking 30-26 come-from-behind victory. He hasn’t been declared the new starter in Chicago but it’s safe to say he’s off the trade market.

“We have a long road ahead, and we’ll look at the film and see how we can continue to improve and focus on the next one,” Foles told reporters, via USA Today. “But I always use the 24-hour rule to deal with any emotions of a game. Win or lose, you have 24 hours to deal with them and then life goes on.”

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Eagles Fans, Ex-Teammates Pound Drum for Foles

Eagles fans were well aware of the drama unfolding in Chicago as their own team melted down in Philly. Foles is one of those players that you never forget, kind of like your first real crush.

He always looks good from afar and knows the right thing to say. Heck, there’s a Foles statue outside Lincoln Financial Field. So after the former Eagles quarterback led a 20-point comeback in Week 3, his admirers were out and about on social media. No shame.

“But there was just a calm out there that I really felt by him,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said after Foles’ debut in Chicago. “You become a little bit one-dimensional and there were some plays that he did in those last couple drives where he got us in a good situation, and he made a lot of plays happen based off of his experience, and that’s good to have and when you have that, that’s good.”

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Even Foles’ old teammates in Philly joined in the lovefest.

Foles, gone but never forgotten in the City of Brotherly Love.

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