Chicago Bears a Changing of the Guard

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The Chicago Bears have had a quarterback issue since July 29, 2020. They had high expectations drafting Mitch Trubisky seventh overall in the 1st round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

They traded up one spot to select Trubisky. Chicago gave up a third, fourth, and a 2018 third-round pick to move up and take him.

Trubisky’s Stats

Trubisky’s 2018 stats were great, 3,223 yds, 24 TD’s, 12 Ints,  24 Sck, 95.4 quarterback rating. In 2019, 3,138 yds, 17 Td’s, 10 Ints, 38 Sck, 83 quarterback rating. Hopes were very high in 2020 once they knew there was going to play football post-COVID-19.

Bears signed Nick Foles from the Jaguars. His original contract had about $57 million remaining over three years. The majority of that number in base salary is $5 million. The remaining guarantees on the deal were $20.125 million in total.

This Sunday’s game between the 2-0 Bears and the 0-2 Falcons was the turning point for Mat Naggy. Early in the third quarter, Trabinsky was benched, and the team was turned over to Nick Foles.

Foles 3-touchdown performance against the Falcons brought the team their 3rd victory of the season. This should guarantee his starting position with the Bears.

There is a lingering question — Is Trubisky’s football career finished with the Chicago Bears?

Tayson Hill of the New Orleans Saints is a quarterback used by the team in multiple positions. Maybe Trubisky can save his job in Chicago by convincing Matt Nagy to use him in this same manner.

Written by Omari Jahi
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware


Sports Illustrated: Grading the Bears: QB Move Was One Series Too Late, by Gene Chamberlain

Pro Football Reference: 2017 Chicago Bears Statistics & Players

Fansided: Bears: Looking at several quarterbacks Chicago has passed on, by Ryan Fedrau

MSN: The latest on Nick Foles’ restructured Bears’ contract, by Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Feature Image by Paul Cutler Courtesy of Wikimedia – Creative Commons License

Top Image Courtesy of Nance Coleman’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License


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