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The home stretch: Nick Foles feeling stronger every day

Nick Foles is in a six-furlong race. But he needs a mile.

“Every day I’m getting more and more comfortable,” the Bears quarterback said. “The more we rep plays, the more we talk through them and just the more I get comfortable with the guys out there. That’s happening every single day.”

When the Bears acquired Foles in a trade with the Jaguars in March, he was pegged by many as a replacement for Mitch Trubisky, or the likely winner of quarterback competition. But the limitations of COVID-19 altered that scenario, with Foles “learning” the offense virtually via Zoom meetings — not even getting onto the field with his new teammates until August.