Heading into the offseason, the Chicago Bears said that Mitchell Trubisky was still their starting quarterback, but it appears things might have changed with the team trading for Nick Foles.
There hasn’t been an announcement about who is going to be the starting quarterback, but Trubisky at a minimum is going to have a battle to keep it.
Let’s look at 3 bold predictions for the quarterback battle between Trubisky and Foles.
3. The team won’t announce a starter until at least training camp
Even if the team has an idea who is going to be the starting quarterback right now, this isn’t going to be something they announce in the next couple of weeks.
Look for this to be a talking point for the Bears throughout the entire offseason program, and maybe all the way through training camp and the preseason.
Matt Nagy will likely continue to say that this is an open battle and that it’s anyone’s to win. It’s hard to imagine it’s going to be a fair battle, but the Bears are going to make it look like that until a decision is announced.
2. Nick Foles struggles but still wins the job
Even though the Bears might want this to look like a battle, Nick Foles is no doubt the starting quarterback. The Bears already know what they have with Mitchell Trubisky, and they know he isn’t the guy that is going to take the team to the next level.
The Bears have spent a lot of money this offseason, especially on defense and the expectation is to win now. Foles is going to have some struggles during offseason training and training camp, but that isn’t going to make the Bears change their mind.
This is Foles’ job, and it’s only a matter of time before they announce that.
1. Bears try to trade Trubisky but with no success
Nothing has leaked yet, but it’s hard to imagine the team isn’t already making calls to try and ship off Trubisky.
The problem with trying to trade Trubisky is he has proven he isn’t a very good NFL quarterback and is there really going to be another coach that thinks they can fix him? Probably not, which means the team is going to have a lot of issues finding a partner.
Look for Trubisky to be on the roster for the Bears 2020 season, but he won’t touch the field unless Foles gets hurt.