I agree with Mitchell Trubisky about his advantage to some degree
Mitchell Trubisky believes he has the advantage over Nick Foles to kick off the quarterback competition. It seems most disagree. Many seem to believe Foles has the advantage because of his relationships with Bill Lazor and John DeFilippo. Some even quote Matt Nagy as a reason for why Foles has an advantage. From a relationship standpoint, I completely disagree. From a scheme fit, I can at least understand that reasoning.
Foles played nearly two full games while in Kansas City with Nagy in 2016. He had one hell of a partial game and an inconsistent not so great full game. Against the Colts, he threw 22 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns. He completed over 72 percent of his passes and gained over 10 yards per attempt. In the game he started, Foles threw 33 passes for only 187 yards and one touchdown. The positive is he did not throw an interception and the team barely beat the Jaguars.
The reason I point this out is that Foles has not had a consistent career either. Even while working with Nagy, Foles did not show much consistency on the field. Clearly his mind in the film room is something that Nagy can appreciate, but after watching Nagy the last two years, it will not take long for him to lose trust in Foles also.
With Trubisky being in place for the last two years, he and Nagy clearly have a relationship as well. This does not hold true with Lazor or DeFillippo, but Trubisky has a connection with the players that takes time to develop. The way his teammates talk about him, they clearly see the type of player he could be. Hopefully, this pissed off version of Trubisky will help him find the inner confidence needed to push out the noise and just play football. That is when he is at his best.
With the lack of OTAs and the inability to truly practice yet, I can see why Trubisky finds himself to have the advantage. I clearly agree with him to a certain degree. The problem is, that advantage will not last long if he cannot find a way to improve.
I still believe he will get the first chance to start and it will take a very poor showing by him or a fantastic showing by Foles in the preseason to change that outcome. Trubisky is the guy I plan on seeing start versus the Lions, but with a short leash throughout not only that game, but also the season.