Chicago Bears: Mitch Trubisky must win practice today

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If Mitch Trubisky wants to start, he needs to win Chicago Bears practice today

The Chicago Bears are rotating in Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky throughout training camp to determine who is going to be the starting quarterback versus the Lions. With only six practices left to make the determination, Trubisky finds himself falling behind Foles in the competition.

Foles used yesterday’s 11-on-11 drill with the starters to showcase why he is the better of the two quarterbacks to start in 2020. The thing is, Foles was with the starters while Trubisky was with the backups. This will switch today as Trubisky has the opportunity to practice with the starters and Foles works with the backups.

Throughout the rest of camp, both quarterbacks saw equal time with both the starters and backups each day. Matt Nagy made it known the reason the team did not rotate quarterbacks in this practice was not that Foles had won the job, but because rotating the two in and out would not be fair during the two-minute drill or special situation the offense was put in.

When it comes to the quarterback competition, I prefer Adam Hoge’s take on the situation. He is more impartial and fair. He came out yesterday describing the practice and talks about how Foles is pulling away after his last two practices. This is despite the fact that Foles has thrown more interceptions and also that Trubisky still has the best throws each day. Foles has just been more consistent. This has always been the knock on Trubisky.

If Mitch Trubisky does not win practice he will be the Chicago Bears backup

If Trubisky wants to start versus the Lions in September, he must win practice today. He will be going through a similar practice as he did yesterday, but this time it will be with the starters. One thing that Hoge has noted throughout his quarterback competition articles is that Trubisky has been more aggressive in camp. This could play a factor in Nagy and Bill Lazor’s evaluation. Nagy has mentioned it a couple of times in his press conferences.

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That said, Trubisky still needs to win practice today or find himself riding the bench. If Foles finds a way to look better with the backups than Trubisky looks with the starters, that could be the nail in the coffin for Trubisky this season. This also means if Foles wins, Trubisky may never see any playing time this year unless Foles misses time.