Chicago Bears: Grading the offensive position groups
By Cody Young
With the Chicago Bears’ roster set at 53, let’s grade each position group
Quarterbacks: Mitch Trubisky, Nick Foles
The QB situation for the Chicago Bears is about as average as it can get at the moment. Whether you like it or hate, Head Coach Matt Nagy named Mitch Trubisky the starter for week one. I’ve been on the record all offseason saying Nick Foles should be the starter, and I still feel this way.
I also have been on the record saying that neither guy, in my opinion, is a long-term starter. When compared to the rest of the league, I believe the Bears are towards the bottom when it comes to their QB room.
The quarterback position is honestly the one thing that is holding the Bears back. They have quite a bit of talent on the roster, but sometimes you can only go as far as the QB will take you. Of course, Mitch has been the full-time starter these last two years. 2018 he was very serviceable, and actually made the Pro Bowl while the Bears won the division with a 12-4 record.
Nick Foles’ last few seasons have been quite a roller coaster. After a couple of bouncing between the Rams and Chiefs as a backup, he settled in as the backup to Carson Wentz with a return to the Eagles.
When Wentz went down in 2017, Foles stepped in and lead the Eagles on that magical Super Bowl run. Being named Super Bowl MVP in the process. 2018 he started the season until Wentz came back, but Foles played in five games, including a playoff win in Chicago. Nick had a rough 2019 with a Jacksonville team that was pretty bad. Only playing in seven games after getting hurt to start the season, and splitting time with Gardner Minshew.