The Chicago Bears announced the Week 1 starter against the Lions
The Chicago Bears announced Mitch Trubisky as Week 1 starter
Social media had been back and forth all offseason on who the Chicago Bears starting quarterback was going to be come Week 1 of the regular season. Just today, it was reported that the Chicago Bears are expected to announce Mitch Trubisky as the starting quarterback versus the Lions.
Matt Nagy announced in his latest press conference that the team was going to take the next two days to dissect film and determine which quarterback would get the starting nod. The coaches were going to over analyze every single throw that took place during camp and look at not only decision making but also ball placement whether there was a completion or not.
Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to announce the decision:
All throughout camp many beat reporters had Nick Foles slightly ahead of Mitch Trubisky. However a few did think that the competition was close and that Trubisky brought more play-making ability despite some inconsistencies. His footwork was hard to see from the media spot but his decision making and accuracy seemed to have improve.
Personally, I have been stating that I believe Trubisky was going to be the starter for Week 1 from the very beginning. I have always stood on this hill that Trubisky is better than many give him credit for, even with the inconsistent play.
Although many people thought neither quarterback looked great out there, it will be interesting to see Trubisky get a final shot in live action. Not having a preseason definitely made this decision process more difficult for Matt Nagy and the other coaches. Going against the defense in camp is not the same as going up against another team in preseason.
Now fans need to set bias aside and support the Chicago Bears decision
With a decision now being made, fans need to get behind the decision and support the team. Although, as Trubisky supporters will take this as a win, the only thing that matters are wins. If Mitch Trubisky cannot win football games his leash will be very short and Foles will take over.
Having a decision now will also make things easier on teammates who can start to develop some consistent reps with the quarterback throughout the final few practices before a week one versus the Lions.
Trubisky has always fared well against the Detroit Lions and a week one victory looks to be in sight.