Chicago Bears: 3 Reasons why Matt Nagy must switch to Mitch Trubisky

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Trubisky’s skill set is better built for this offense

With the current offensive line, Trubisky is much better built for this offense. The offensive line has been horrid. They have not helped Foles one bit, but Trubisky would be better than Foles behind them and there is one main reason for that.

Trubisky has the ability to escape the pocket. His athletic ability and his ability to get outside the pocket and make plays is what separates him from Foles. We see constantly on gameday Foles having the ability to leave the pocket and run, but he just cannot do that. Foles just seems to be a statue in the pocket that can’t run more than five yards.

On top of that, Trubisky’s skill set calls for a better offensive system that the Bears can run involving getting Trubisky on the run. We see quite a few plays in which Foles does a sprint out (in his case a brisk “walkout”) and they never seem to work with Foles. Why? Because Foles’ athletic ability doesn’t work like that. Foles is built to operate behind a powerful offensive line like he once had in Philadelphia.

The heavy play-action scheme and power offense would work perfectly with this offensive line. With the maulers in the run-blocking department like Germain Ifedi and Arlington Hambright, the Bears could move back to this heavy under center scheme they originally ran in their first two games.