After a stellar comeback win against the Falcons during Week 3, the Bears have named Nick Foles the starting quarterback for next Sunday’s matchup against the Colts.
Nick Foles entered last Sunday’s game halfway through the third quarter, after Mitch Trubisky misread coverage on third down and threw an interception to Blidi Wreh-Wilson. Foles then led the Bears to a comeback victory, overcoming a 26-10 deficit with 6½ minutes left in the game. He threw for 188 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception, completing 16/29 passes.
This news comes as no surprise across the league. Trubisky, despite leading the Bears to a 2-0 start, has been inconsistent this year and struggled against the Falcons. He threw for 128 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception, completing 13/22 passes. He misread coverage multiple times and struggled to accurately throw the deep ball, something he has widely been criticized for.
In today’s announcement, Bears’ coach Matt Nagy said “We got up this morning and went through the tape and at the end of it we decided we’re going to go with Nick Foles as the starter… It’s never easy when you go into these types of situations.”
The Bears have been waiting on Trubisky to progress, but four years into his career, he continues to misread coverages and struggle to throw the deep ball. Nagy has most likely run out of patience with the 26-year old.
This past offseason, the Bears traded a fourth-round pick for Foles and signed him to a three-year deal. They also declined Trubisky’s fifth-year option. With the change in quarterback against the Falcons, Trubisky has most likely played his last game with Chicago.
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