The Chicago Bears have to make a choice under center this offseason between Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles. It appears head coach Matt Nagy plans on doing everything he can to stoke the flames of competition once training camp rolls around.
The restrictions placed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have delayed the Bears' duel thus far. Nagy feels this makes the remaining practice sessions even more valuable for both quarterbacks, via Josh Alper of Prom Football Talk:
“Every rep that you get, you want it to be valuable … We’re losing reps right now in the OTAs. We’ll have to get them back in training camp and be creative as a staff. We’ll make it work. Mitch and Nick have been great in the classroom. Obviously the competition hasn’t started over the internet but they’re excited and we’re looking forward to it.”
Although Nagy opted to sit his starters in last year's preseason, he plans on using it to his full advantage this time around by having Trubisky and Foles split snaps under center. Given the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic, it is clear that the Bears plan on getting as much game film as possible on both of them before making their decision on a starter.
It is safe to assume that Trubisky already has an edge given his familiarity with the scheme on offense. This is undoubtedly amplified by the fact that the Bears have been limited to virtual meetings this offseason. Regardless, Nagy's comments indicate that Foles will have ample opportunities to make his case.