3 reasons Mitch Trubisky was always going to start over Nick Foles

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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky, Nick Foles
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1. Playing the higher ceiling

As noted, whether you believe in Trubisky or not, Ryan Pace has invested a lot of time, money, and decisions on him. He likes him as a human being and wants him to succeed as a quarterback to prove that while he made a mistake, that Trubisky is not an all-time bust, but rather a good quarterback next two elite ones.

With that in mind, while Trubisky likely will never have it all click mentally, and there are far too many WTF moments, Trubisky still has excellent physical and personal skills. Pace is not the only person to meet Trubisky and fall in love with his demeanor. The team still wants the best for him. Beyond that, Trubisky is stronger, faster, and younger than Nick Foles. He may not be more accurate or a better mental processor, and that is why the Bears are in this spot. However, if it does click, what he brings to an offense off-script far exceeds anything Foles can do as a game manager.

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The Bears want to give him every last chance and make sure they know for sure there is nothing there. They know exactly what they have in Foles. They know he can come off the bench and win, and they know he cannot carry a team for 16 teams and a playoff run. The Bears want to give Trubisky a chance and if it fails, they feel very confident in their backup plan. Whether you agree with this strategy or not does matter, because you are not Ryan Pace. This plan has been obvious for a while, but now the national media will have to slowly start catching on.