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Monday, Sep 28, 2020

* The setup

The baton is officially being passed from Mitchell Trubisky to Nick Foles.

During his Monday press conference, Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy confirmed Foles would get the start at quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts after he led the Bears to comeback win against the Falcons yesterday.

And this isn’t a play-to-play, week-by-week thing. This is Foles’ job until further notice

* The Question: Agree or disagree with Nagy? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please…

online polls

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - High Socks - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:41 pm:

    Who is the one person voting No, and when did you sustain the head injury?

  2. - So_Ill - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:43 pm:

    The eye test. Foles is a better passer and game manager. He’s the better player and the offense is better with him under center.

  3. - Hoping for Rational Thought - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:43 pm:

    Agree. Trubisky has only show inconsistency. Yes he has had some moments but it has been a rollercoaster ride with too many stomach churning dips. They need to see if Foles can be better and more consistent. I think if they have some consistency then the offense can be less “offensive”

  4. - ChrisB - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:45 pm:

    Just watching the difference should be all the explanation you need, Rich.

  5. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:46 pm:

    ACC football, and the North Carolina program isn’t how you move up a draft to select a QB

    A Chicago team drafted a player from North Carolina, it worked out well, of course it was basketball…


    Misses the open receiver, then throws in double/triple coverage… poor vision.

    Not a real leader by his performances, kinda like Jay Cutler, but without the funny memes.

    Trubisky isn’t even a good “game manager” because his check downs are suspect as well.

    Need some grit, Foles has that, and understanding about winning at this level too.

  6. - Jake Jacobs - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:47 pm:

    Trubisky routinely misses throws to open receivers. He also seems to throw often to the receiver with 2 or more defenders on him.

  7. - Give Me A Break - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:48 pm:

    Last decent game Mitch had while in Illinois was in Champaign when he was a Tarheel.

  8. - Union thug - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:48 pm:

    Voted agree but for diffrent reason. Foles has a nack for revealing a franchise QB that is not him. By end of year something will happen to him and a QB will appear from an unlikely place too permanently replace him.
    You doubt me, look at every place he has been….

  9. - Red Ranger - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:49 pm:

    Ryan Pace has made some decent player personnel decisions during his tenure, but it wont matter. This one is the one people will remember for a long time.

  10. - thisjustinagain - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:49 pm:

    Obviously “Tru” isn’t the Bears future. He’s supposed to be good people, and I wish him well, but obviously 3 TD’s in one quarter to come from behind is something Tru couldn’t do. Foals time has come to move the Bears forward. Tru had his time and his chances; he’s not a great QB and will never be.

  11. - 47th Ward - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:50 pm:

    Disagree. The season is too long to think we’ve seen the last of Mitch Trubisky. Foles didn’t exactly light it up right away, and his comeback came against 2nd and 3rd string DBs, just like Trubisky’s big comeback.

    My guess is Foles will hit a rough patch, or maybe get injured, and Mitch will have his chance at a redemption story. That’s a better story line and it’s got to be the one Ryan Pace is counting on too.

  12. - Jibba - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:50 pm:

    Isn’t there a rule of thumb in polling that when you get a near-unanimous answer, there is something wrong with the question?

  13. - Huh? - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:50 pm:

    Why did it take so long?

  14. - Big Jer - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:51 pm:

    Barry Rozner from the Daily Herald had a good article this morning about Foles vs. Trubisky.

    The article pretty much reflects why I agree with going with Foles. The offense looked better whereas with Trubisky I never had a comfort level like ok no worries.

    Rozner seems to think (and I agree) that Pace and Nagy have been seeing Trubisky through rose colored glasses and Trubisky’s limitations have held the offense and the Bears back.

    Now that the Bears have a professional quarterback we will see what happens. But Foles is not a savior and is a journeyman quarterback and injury prone so Trubisky needs to improve and learn from Foles.

  15. - Disagree!! - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:51 pm:

    HA! I Couldn’t even say that with a straight face!!!

  16. - FolesFan79 - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:51 pm:

    Nick Foles is a great human and a great QB. He absolutely deserves the starting job - which should not even be controversial after yesterday’s performance. Indeed I always knew this day would come even when Trubisky was announced as the starting QB. Philadelphia was crazy to let him go especially after running the greatest Super Bowl trick play of all time. I am all in for the Nick Foles era of Chicago sports.

  17. - Boone's is Back - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:54 pm:

    Nick Foles earned this. As much as Mitch Trubisky seems like a nice guy he has had three years and plenty of chances.

  18. - thunderspirit - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:54 pm:

    It’s legitimately the only option Nagy has.

    No one should be under any illusions about Foles — he too is inconsistent, he too will miss easy throws, and he is next to zero threat to run with the ball (which removes a dimension from the offense). He ain’t gonna put up a 95-plus passer rating each game.

    But he has a grasp of defensive schemes that Trubisky has yet to demonstrate and he is less inconsistent, if such can be said. Trubisky displayed some “wow” moments in occasional plays, but never showed much growth outside of them. It’s a shame, he seems like a good guy. But he’s not proved to be an NFL starting QB.

  19. - amalia - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:59 pm:

    omg, yes. (banned punctuation) Foles has zip on the ball but it is more accurate and softer in the hands of the receiver. he’s also more creative in his choices for a target given the play handed to him. the plays seem to develop more quickly. and the receivers seem more enthusiastic. coulda had Mahomes, coulda had Watson, glad Foles is here now.

  20. - Grandson of Man - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 12:59 pm:

    Agree. Foles is a Super Bowl MVP and according to what I heard or read can expand the offensive playbook. That interception yesterday might have sealed the deal (didn’t catch too much postgame analysis).

  21. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:01 pm:

    Agreed. Biscuit just doesn’t have the mental part of the job down enough to justify keeping him on the field, and he would have been benched a lot sooner if Pace hadn’t drafted him so high. Foles is better at pre-snap adjustments, better at reading defenses, makes better throws with linemen in his face and is better at telling the lineman where the blitz is coming from. Last play is a perfect example, he recognized a zero blitz and adjusted the blocking scheme, allowing him to throw the ball to Miller where he knew there would be no coverage. Biscuit has proven time and again that he can’t do any of that stuff, like when he (once again) didn’t recognize a zone defense and forced that awful throw to Graham which resulted in an interception.

  22. - PublicServant - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:03 pm:

    Trubisky has been given more than enough opportunities to prove himself. The Bears may not have one off the top-rated offensive lines, but nobody makes Mitch miss but Mitch.

  23. - CubsFan16 - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:08 pm:

    Mitch was given a final chance to prove he’s the guy. No more waiting on him to figure it out. Put the guy on the field that can give you the best chance to win a game.

  24. - Stu - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:11 pm:

    Trubisky has never been able to read a defense…misses open receivers and throws into double or triple coverage. Foles will do fine until we draft our next “franchise quarterback”

  25. - fs - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:16 pm:

    == but obviously 3 TD’s in one quarter to come from behind is something Tru couldn’t do==

    I’m not saying I disagree with the decision, I agree with it, but this is something Mitch literally did in week 1.

  26. - Anon E Moose - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:24 pm:

    Foles won a super bowl. Case closed.

  27. - Lt Guv - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:27 pm:

    Biggest no brainer of the season. Although a moment to give a tip of the hat to both Foles & Trubisky. They both seem like good guys and have handled the situation very professionally.

  28. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:30 pm:

    Obviously, Mitchell should be in the “rent” part of his Chicago experience.

    “Owning” right now seems too… confident in his signing again.

  29. - Frank talks - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:30 pm:

    Trubisky had no real ability to read defensive cover schemes. Wasn’t a pocket passer and his ability to throw on the run got him hurt last year and has made him tentative since.

    But don’t worry, Rick Mirer was the 2nd pick, with many of the same inconsistency and problems, he was able to collect a paycheck for 11 years. Mitch will be fine.

  30. - SSL - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:32 pm:

    It never should have gotten to this point. Mitchy Trouble is not NFL ready. We’ll never know if he could be under Nagy. Foles all day.

  31. - bogey golfer - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:35 pm:

    Agree. Trubisky has had ample time to proof himself.
    But OW there have been good QBs coming out of the ACC - Clemson, FSU, Miami, Pittsburgh…

  32. - Jocko - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:37 pm:

    Foles all day (exclamation point). To come in and win after having little (to no) reps over the past month tells me all I need to know.

  33. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 1:41 pm:

    === Pittsburgh…===

    Dan Marino(?)

    FSU? Jamis Winston

    Miami? Vinny, Kelly, Kosar…

    Clemson? Steve… Fuller?


    Go Bears.

  34. - levivotedforjudy - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 2:01 pm:

    If you really think the defense gives the Bears a Super Bowl window, then you should go with a vet. I can’t blame Mitch too much because he didn’t draft himself. He also walked into a tough situation because Pace passed on Mahomes and Watson and Jay Cutler caused many Bear fans psychological trauma. I hope Mitch gets a chance to develop at his rate (like old QB’s used to).

  35. - filmmaker prof - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 2:08 pm:

    But, make no mistake about it - Mitch will be back. Foles will get injured at some point during the season. Bears O line doesn’t pass protect very well, and Foles isn’t very mobile.

  36. - Drake Mallard - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 2:11 pm:

    foles can keep a drive alive longer. More time for the defense to rest
    = even better defense. No brainer better on both sides

  37. - Rep. Carroll - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 2:14 pm:

    Let me start off by saying that Trubisky is a really nice kid who’s failures aren’t from a lack of effort. But, considering what the Bears did to get him and watching QBs like Mahomes tearing up the league doesn’t help his cause. But, just when you think he might finally be getting it, he’ll do something to take that confidence away. His last interception was inexcusable and a mistake a NFL QB can’t make. With that being said, I really hope the kid does make it in the NFL. Just a shame because he is a guy who we can cheer for…

  38. - Dee Lay - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 2:21 pm:

    Foles, but explain to me why we couldn’t grab Cam Newton again?

    The Bears can’t even put the FUN in dysfunctional.

  39. - Rep. Carroll - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 2:23 pm:

    I’ll add that I thought it showed a lot of class that despite being benched, he was engaging with his teammates and did attending the press conference yesterday. He very easily could have acted like a baby and not shown up, but he accepted what happened and tried to make the best of it.

  40. - Candy Dogood - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 2:27 pm:

    I’m too polite to repeat anything I’ve yelled at the television here, and that’s why this is a good call.

  41. - Stones - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 2:31 pm:

    Agree. Should have been Foles from the start of this season.

  42. - White Dynamite - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 3:05 pm:

    Go Pack Go

  43. - Pundent - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 3:10 pm:

    Not surprised by any of this given what the Bears paid Foles and the fact that they didn’t extend Trubisky. You had to figure that he was on a short leash. We’ve seen Trubisky’s upside and it looks like he’s capable of flashes of brillance followed by longer periods of ineffectiveness. Even in the two wins to start the season he never showed the ability to put together a complete game. We’ll see how Foles fairs. Chicagoans are notoriously impatient with their quarterbacks. Largely because we rarely have one.

  44. - fs - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 3:10 pm:

    == === Pittsburgh…===

    Dan Marino(?)

    FSU? Jamis Winston

    Miami? Vinny, Kelly, Kosar…

    Clemson? Steve… Fuller?


    You forgot a few…
    Deshaun Watson (Clemson)
    Philip Rivers (NC State)
    Matt Ryan (Boston College)
    Lamar Jackson (Louisville)
    Russell Wilson (always listed as a Wisconsin product, but he played mostly at NC State, transferred for his Senior year)
    Michael Vick (Virginia Tech)

    They do ok as a conference at the qb position

  45. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 3:18 pm:

    === Deshaun Watson (Clemson)
    Philip Rivers (NC State)
    Matt Ryan (Boston College)
    Lamar Jackson (Louisville)
    Russell Wilson (always listed as a Wisconsin product, but he played mostly at NC State, transferred for his Senior year)
    Michael Vick (Virginia Tech)===

    Deshaun Watson (Clemson) solid, wish the Bears had him

    Philip Rivers (NC State) Same as Marino, but less heralded

    Matt Ryan (Boston College) Bears beat him yesterday, Super Bowl against New England?

    Lamar Jackson (Louisville) - MVP quality, Heisman too

    Russell Wilson (always listed as a Wisconsin product, but he played mostly at NC State, transferred for his Senior year) - Wisconsin “made” him, that year in Madison eclipses the time in Raleigh

    Michael Vick (Virginia Tech) - career marred by a great deal, changed the position too

    Good points. Well done.

    Also… Charlie Ward…

  46. - Cubs in '16 - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 3:39 pm:

    Voted yes. Mitch might one day develop into the type of QB Pace envisioned but the Bears can’t afford to let him learn on the job. Observing from the sidelines may be a blessing for him. He’s had plenty of opportunities to establish himself on the field.

  47. - Joe Bidenopolous - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 3:41 pm:

    Agree but not because I agreed with the decision at the time. Nagy has never really done Mitch a ton of favors - RPOs, rollouts and designed runs have been used in pretty limited fashion, and that line is not in the upper half of the league (Pace’s fault). But you can’t have the guy missing a wide open Miller by 5 yards for what would’ve been a touchdown either. Hasn’t really shown the ability to locate the long ball consistently and clearly doesn’t get great reads and go through his progressions.

    But, Foles isn’t going to be much different. More moderated, less all over the place, probably fewer sacks. But he’s inconsistent as well, doesn’t have a cannon and is prone to his own errors. There’s a reason the Bears are his sixth team (eagles are two of those).

    But but, I think Nagy made the right call today because you just can’t go back and forth, back and forth. Nick will play til he gets hurt (he ALWAYS gets hurt), and Mitch will be back,. Hopefully he learns a little something about using his seriously gifted abilities in the interim

  48. - Stu - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 3:48 pm:

    ACC QB talk and no love for Flutie? :(

  49. - Bear Down - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 4:06 pm:

    Alas, we have found a personality in Chicago less popular than the Speaker. Congrats Mitch . . . .

  50. - crockett - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 4:13 pm:

    6% are Packers fans.

  51. - James - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 4:16 pm:

    When Atlanta had the ball, Foles was shown on the sidelines going up and down the bench, instructing each offensive player with a sense of urgency. This is what good QBs do. He will be better with a week of reps, but the Bears still need to show they can beat a good team.

  52. - Mongo - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 6:19 pm:

    You just can’t have an average quarterback. Maybe he will improve, maybe this system isn’t right for him, maybe, maybe, maybe. Foles has done this before and done it well. He isn’t perfect and is prone to injury, but he is an improvement.

  53. - Chatham Resident - Monday, Sep 28, 20 @ 6:45 pm:

    I’ll wait to reserve judgment on this move until after next Sunday’s game.

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