Bears head coach Matt Nagy hinted to the media today that Nick Foles could potentially be in line to start in Week 4 against the Lions.
The Bears started rookie Justin Fields at quarterback in Chicago’s 26-6 defeat to the Browns, after Andy Dalton was out due to a knee injury. Fields then picked up a hand injury, although X-rays were negative after the game.
“They’re all three under consideration right now,” Nagy said. “We know where Nick’s at health-wise, but we just want to keep an eye on Justin and Andy.”
The Bears offense has been dreadful through three games, dead last in the NFL with 191.7 yards per game. Furthermore, the Bears had a whopping one yard of passing against Cleveland. Seriously, you and I almost had the same amount of yards sitting on the couch.
Much of the struggles have had to do with Chicago’s offensive line, which has allowed 15 sacks thus far. Nine of those came from Cleveland’s defense, led by Myles Garrett who had 4.5 of them.
Putting an immobile Foles behind that line feels like disaster, but he might be Chicago’s only option. It’s certainly a doomsday scenario for Nagy, who entered the season on the hot seat and figures to stay on it should Chicago keep trending in a downward direction.
Nagy’s decision making on Sunday has been called into question by many, specifically ESPN analyst Rex Ryan, who called for Nagy to be fired today during Get Up.