Chicago Bears: Four duds from the 2020 regular season
By Cody Young
The Quarterback position was the biggest dud of the year for the Chicago Bears
Dud #1: The Quarterbacks
Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles were not very good options for the Bears this season. The Bears decided to trade for Nick Foles in the offseason to have a QB competition in camp. This competition would end up being won by Trubisky who was given a very short leash.
Two full games and about half of another until the Bears pulled the plug on Mitch and put in Nick Foles in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons. It started off well enough for Foles as he led a nice comeback to beat the Falcons to move Chicago to 3-0.
After getting to 5-1 it completely fell apart for the Bears as they lost six in a row and almost fell out of the playoff hunt. Most of this losing streak was with Foles at the helm. Trubisky only came back in when Foles got hurt against Minnesota.
Truth be told the offense did look better with Trubisky but it was very clear that not only were the Bears, playing the easy part of their schedule but that they were relying more on their stud running-back David Montgomery.
At the beginning of this article, I stated that there are more questions than answers about this Bears squad. Foles is under contract for another year and unless he retires, he will most likely be on the team. The Bears could look to move him but that may be difficult.
Trubisky, on the other hand, will most likely be on a new team. Bringing back the current regime almost guarantees it in my opinion. I think this is for the best, whether you like them or not Trubisky and Nagy just weren’t working out together.
You can place blame on a lot of different things for this Bears offense. The coaching, the scheme, the players, at the end of the day what the Bears have been trying for the last few years hasn’t been working, and going in a new direction at QB was much needed.