Are Chicago Bears fans missing the real quarterback questions?
True to the ways of the world, it’s been a trivial year for the city of Chicago. The White Sox and Cubs are poised to make the Playoffs simultaneously for just the second time since 1906, and, the Bulls celebrated an NBA championship… in all ten episodes of The Last Dance. But among all of the Midwest hubbub, one question has dominated this summer: Mitch Trubisky or Nick Foles?
It’s befitting that even in a year of paradox and pandemic, the one thing that never changes in the Windy City is quarterback drama. Analysts have been left to hypothesize who the Week One starter will be, but the floodgates are soon to re-open as we await Matt Nagy’s decision over the next few days.
And what a relief that is; this past Saturday, the Bears’ head coach said he wouldn’t be announcing who the Opening Day starter was before the Sept. 13 kickoff against the Detroit Lions, which, in theory, feels like a proactive move. It keeps the Lions’ young secondary guessing and having to prepare for two vastly different styles.
But, to the relief of Fantasy Football general managers across the globe, Nagy rescinded that comment and offered that we would know who the starter was before the game. In the event that you were planning on starting one of them — no?
In the meantime, why not offer a hot take of sorts? The question as to who is starting in Week One is important, but there seem to be even more important storylines surrounding who it affects and impacts, and what we can learn from what history. The end result of the Trubisky-Foles debacle will be what defines the season. But here are three other questions to keep in mind as the season rolls on.