The Chicago Bears have one of the biggest question marks at quarterback in 2020. Who will start come Week 1 of the regular season? Tarik Cohen weighs in on how Mitchell Trubisky can bounce back in 2020.
We all know that the biggest question on every Bears fan’s mind is who will start for the Chicago Bears to kick off the 2020 regular season. The follow-up question is always, will that person hold the position all season or lose it because of poor play on the field.
It seems that even the players on the team have the same curiosity. Without an offseason program at this point, players are still wondering who will be under center come Week 1 versus the Lions. Many have stood behind Mitchell Trubisky, but have also embraced the trade for Nick Foles. In a recent interview on ESPN’s “First Take”, Tarik Cohen was asked questions about the quarterback competition and he explains what he thinks Trubisky must do to succeed in 2020.
Interview on First Take
When asked about the quarterback situation, Cohen went on to discuss how he agrees with Matt Nagy’s philosophy that competition breeds success. He spoke about how the team can obviously only have one quarterback on the field and how someone needs to win the job. He also said that everyone needs to stand behind and support whoever is given the reins.
Cohen believes Mitchell Trubisky could be the guy, but in order for that to happen he needs to get out of his own way. We saw the downward spiral last season with Trubisky and you could tell as the season progressed he got tired of the negative media. Hopefully he has the mentality this year to persevere. If he does not, he will probably be a backup for the rest of his career. Talent is not all it takes to be a quarterback and if he cannot drown out the noise he will continue to struggle.
In the interview Cohen goes on to say:
"I feel like once he gets that confidence about himself – once he gets out of his own head, and he has that ‘Bleep it’ mentality, I feel like that’s when we see the best of him. In the games when he just goes out there and has fun with us, he’s a wonderful quarterback."
Cohen continues to call Trubisky “my guy” too. He has been a supporter of him since they were both drafted in 2017. That said, he also spoke highly about Nick Foles. He noticed Foles’ presence on Zoom calls and mentioned how Foles did not come here to lay down and sit on the bench.
As Cohen also stated, it will be interesting to see what happens. I am envisioning a similar situation as Tennesse last year for the Chicago Bears this year, where Trubisky gets the first chance with a short leash. Guess we will see in a couple of months.