Many people predicted Mitchell Trubisky would be replaced by Nick Foles at some point this season, but no one thought it would come in such a ridiculous fashion. Foles came into Sundays game midway through the third quarter with the Bears down 16 points, and the rest is history.
Matt Nagy also announced that Foles will be the starter for the foreseeable future. When listening to the players post game interviews, its evident that Nick Foles has special veteran leadership qualities that bring a spark to the offense. Jimmy Graham commented on how impressive he was making calls at the line and putting players in more ideal positions to succeed. This is something that we still haven’t seen from Mitchell Trubisky, but Foles explained to the media that he has been in similar situations as Mitch and showed the utmost respect for his teammate.
As for Mitchell, he said that he’ll have Nick’s back the same way Nick had his. Mitchell Trubisky the person doesn’t deserve any scrutiny. He’s been nothing but a good teammate and loved a city that never loved him back. It’s fair to scrutinize his play, but burning his jersey isn’t the move. As for the “Truthers,” a couple of former Chicago Bears echo your sentiment…
Now the Bears move on with Nick Foles. Any and all offensive struggles will now be pushed on Matt Nagy. Nick Foles will push the ball down field more. We need to see Matt Nagy push the ball down field more before it’s winning time as well. The Bears have lacked consistency on offense and Mitchell Trubisky has shouldered a lot of that blame. All Matt Nagy needs is a capable quarterback to win, and Nick Foles is a former Super Bowl MVP.
Matt Nagy’s offense has lacked an identity for 2+ years. The best case scenario is we find out that it was Mitch who was holding the offense back, and the Bears come out firing. We will find out on Sunday. The Bears are 3-0 and Nick Foles is starting against the Colts.