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The reason Andy Dalton will fit better than Mitchell Trubisky, per Bears coach Matt Nagy

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After a rough 2020 campaign, the Chicago Bears finally found their new quarterback in Andy Dalton as they head to the 2021 NFL season. Despite receiving a ton of backlash from the public, Bears general manager Ryan Pace still thinks that he made the right decision as he saw Dalton’s fit with the team right from the get-go.

Via Zac Wassink of Yardbarker:

“That’s one of the areas of our team where we feel like we’re improving,” Pace said of replacing Trubisky with Dalton on the depth chart. “Andy fits our style of offense. When you go through it with our scouts and coaches, he can handle the drop-back game, he can handle the RPOs, the play-actions, the movements. We just felt as we went through those free-agent quarterbacks, he’s one of the more complete quarterbacks we evaluated this year in free agency and we’re excited to have him.”

Head coach Matt Nagy went through an up-and-down campaign in the 2020 season where he needed to rotate between former Bears QB1 Mitchell Trubisky and veteran gunslinger Nick Foles under center. Amid the shaky quarterback situation, Naggy still entrusted the playmaking duties to Trubisky during the latter stages of the season.

After everything that happened, the Bears eventually amassed an 8-8 record to snag one of the final seats in the playoff picture. However, their postseason stint didn’t last long as they eventually fell short to the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card Round via a 21-9 defeat.

After concluding a dismal campaign, the Bears decided to part ways with their 2017 first-round pick who was eventually signed by the Buffalo Bills as a backup to QB1 Josh Allen. Not long after, the team chose to acquire Dalton who recently concluded a one-year stint with the Dallas Cowboys.

The 33-year-old quarterback didn’t exactly impress during his time with America’s Team although it can’t be denied that he can still serve as a capable playmaker in the league today. The Bears are hoping that their wild gamble will eventually pay off as they entrust the keys to Andy Dalton moving forward.