Chicago Bears: Myths about the Mitch Trubisky, Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace triangle

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The Chicago Bears offense just fits Nick Foles

Why did the Chicago Bears start Mitch Trubisky instead of Nick Foles? We all should know this answer. According to Adam Hoge, Foles squeaked out the win at training camp, but Trubisky still got the job. Trubisky has potential growth still on his side. Nick Foles is what he is, and that was never going to change.

If you are expecting Foles to play at the level he played at in the fourth quarter all the time; you are mistaken. Foles will make mistakes, he will anger you, but he will likely operate the offense efficiently.

Trubisky will wow you and make you snap your pencil all in the same drive. That is why Trubisky got to start. To see if he can stop making fans snap pencils and play at a high level more than not. That hasn’t happened in three games. It was time to pull the plug.

I am not going to write how Trubisky needs to be ready because Foles is injury prone though. That isn’t very pleasant when people say that.  Foles played up and down in 2014 but won games before being injured. Foles wound up in Jeff Fisher’s offense in 2015, where he played poorly.

Foles played the backup role for a while and was injured again as a starter in Week 1 of the 2019 season in Jacksonville. To me, that is not being injury-prone. He is a pocket passer that lacks top-end speed and is willing to make the accurate throws getting his face knocked in — watch his touchdown pass to Anthony Miller. I don’t think it is a coincidence that Ryan Pace brought in 6’7″ Mike Glennon in 2017 and Matt Nagy brought in Tyler Bray at 6’6″ in 2018. The two seem to have similar taste in quarterbacks and want that tall pocket styled game manger with upside.

Next. Mitch Trubisky's career is over in Chicago. dark

Expect the Chicago Bears to be in the market for a large pocket passer shortly to learn under Nick Foles potentially. Remember, the Chicago Bears have him for this year only if he meets the requirements in his contract, allowing him to void the last two years If the Chicago Bears make the playoffs under Foles, they will need to figure out something with that contract; if they don’t, then the Bears will have a high draft pick. Either way, if Ryan Pace is around, a young gunslinger will likely be brought in this next draft season.