Bears rumors: Mitchell Trubisky may have edge over Nick Foles
The Chicago Bears traded a fourth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for quarterback Nick Foles this offseason. When trading for a former Super Bowl MVP, you’d probably imagine that would be the new starter.
However, according to Alyssa Barbieri of Bearswire.com, Foles is not the starter just yet.
In fact, not only is he not the starter – Foles might be on the outside having to fight his way in. It appears Mitchell Trubisky is still holding on to that starting spot for now. This is coming off an extremely disappointing year for Trubisky and the Bears.
After Chicago looked like legitimate Super Bowl contenders in 2018, they went just 8-8 in 2019. Trubisky’s struggles were a primary reason for the team’s decline.
On the year, the quarterback threw for just 3,138 yards and had 17 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions in 15 games.
However, Foles wasn’t exactly inspiring either.
With the Jaguars, Foles appeared in just four games due to an injury and a benching. In those four games, he threw for only 736 yards to go with three touchdown passes and two interceptions.
Foles does offer something though, competition. Both quarterbacks have had success in the past and helped lead a team to the playoffs.
It looks like Chicago is hoping that at least one of them can find that magic once again. The good news is, they have two quarterbacks with the opportunity instead of just one.
For now, though, it appears that Trubisky has the upper hand. That makes sense, as he has been with the team for three years. They are familiar with him and have seen first-hand what he can do when he’s playing well.
Due to that, Foles will have to work his way to the starting spot if he wants it in an effort to extend his career.