The Chicago Bears would love to add a star quarterback this offseason, but if they are unable to accomplish that Nick Foles remains a fallback option.

Foles is under contract at an affordable salary cap number of $6.7 million in 2021. Foles' dead cap number would be higher than that, so there's no salary cap incentive for the Bears to get rid of him.

Ryan Pace has made positive comments about Foles this offseason.

"I respect the way he handled a lot of adversity this year, not just for himself in the quarterback room," Pace said. "He was a leader in the room as a starter or as a backup. And . . . when he was playing, there were some things that, in fairness to him, the offensive line was a little unsettled and the run game wasn't quite where we wanted it to be."