The Chicago Bears invested in tight ends just for this offense, and both quarterbacks look for them a lot.
I am not comparing Luck to Trubisky or Foles, but the importance of finding a quarterback who can put the team on his back and stake completions in a shoot out is vital. Nick Foles is the type of quarterback who can do it. We saw it last year in his short season, and we saw it in his playoff run with the Eagles.
According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), Nick Foles has been inconsistent in more considerable ways than Trubisky. In 2017, Trubisky had a 71.2 passing grade his rookie season. During the 2018 NFL season, Trubisky had an 88.2 rushing grade. Nick Foles had a 71.1 passing grade with a 70.5 rushing grade in 2018. In 2013 Foles had 81.9 passing PFF grade. Both quarterbacks can be towards the top of the NFL in something. It is all about being consistent.
Some think Nick Foles cannot run. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Foles isn’t dynamic when it comes to running, but he isn’t Tom Brady. If you give him space, he will take it for its maximum amount. Foles rather throws the ball downfield to his playmakers while Trubisky trusts himself with the ball in his hands just like a running back would. Foles only has one season where he rushed for negative yards on a season.
If the 31-year-old Super Bowl MVP is truly a champion, he should be able to show that he has it this year and beat out Trubisky. However, if Trubisky is genuinely deserving of the second overall draft selection, he should win the competition. Time will tell what these quarterbacks can do; the edge should go to Nick Foles, however, I will back whoever wears the Chicago Bears uniform until the end.