Bears’ Nick Foles playing coach for Mitchell Trubisky
There had been plenty of speculation regarding the Chicago Bears’ situation under center heading into the 2020 NFL season with the arrival of Nick Foles. Fortunately, it appears his presence has helped pay dividends for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Trubisky credited Foles for his contributions as both a backup quarterback and part-time coach, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk
“He defends the quarterback position,” Trubisky said, explaining that Foles constantly tries to help the quarterbacks in the Chicago offense perform better. He does so in part by bringing to the table information he has gleaned from all other NFL offenses he has operated. He takes those wrinkles and makes suggestions that make the Chicago offense better, from quarterback cadence to route running to big things to little things to everything else needed to make the offense go as well as it can.”
The fact that Foles has embraced the opportunity to help out the team in so many ways is hardly far-fetched given his track record as one of the NFL’s quality backups. While his knowledge may have helped spur the Bears to bring him over, it is the willingness to contribute that has helped him make the biggest impact.
Of course, Chicago is also relishing in the security he provides under center in the event there is an injury or Trubisky starts to show signs of regression like he has in the past. For now, the latter has managed to establish himself as the clear-cut starter with a solid start to the 2020 campaign by throwing for 432 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions through the first two games.