Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles square off to be the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears. Here are the pros and cons of both.
Almost two months ago, Chicago Bears‘ head coach Matt Nagy stated that Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles would be ensuing in an “open competition” to be the starting quarterback according to Adam Schefter. This was to no surprise for many reasons.
For starters, the Chicago Bears gave up a fourth-round pick to get Foles from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bears didn’t give up that capital for a backup. Additionally, Trubisky has never had real competition for the starting job, and up to this point, he hasn’t exactly lit it up. Maybe the competition will bring the best out of him?
After the Chicago Bears gave up a fourth-round pick for the journeyman quarterback, they eventually declined Trubisky’s fifth-year option as well. This doesn’t mean they are completely moving on, but they are preparing to make this offseason and season a make-it or break-it year.
Last season, the Bears ranked 29th in the NFL in both total yards per game and points per game. This may not all fall on Trubisky, but they demanded change at almost every position of the offense, not only quarterback. If something isn’t going right, now they have made changes to find out where the problem truly lies.
Both quarterbacks have different skill sets, advantages, disadvantages, and tendencies. They are different in age, experience, and physical attributes. We don’t know who will start, but we do know what both quarterbacks do well and poorly.