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Trading for Super Bowl hero Nick Foles has raised more questions for the Chicago Bears and head coach Matt Nagy than anything else. The incoming third-year coach has to find a solution at quarterback and he’s using Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid to decide between Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky.
Quarterback controversy. Every coach’s worst nightmare. Whichever player he chooses, it needs to work. His job security relies on it, so leaning on Reid seems like a solid plan.
The final two QB battles consists of Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles in Chicago, and Tua Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Lineups will be set soon as the NFL season kicks off next Thursday night.— Holden O’Donnell (@HoldenODonnell3) September 4, 2020
Andy Reid has been in Nagy’s ear for the past five months on exactly how to organize a QB competition.
“He’s been through these situations before at certain times, and he’s been with other people that have been through them, Nagy said of Andy Reid. “I think he’s just too valuable not to use him.”
Safe to say Andy Reid is up there with the greatest quarterback coaches of all-time, so putting the decision into a “process” takes some pressure off. An 8-8 season in Chicago in 2019 only means one thing: pressure to win now.
If Nick Foles or Mitchell Trubisky come out the gates like a bat out of hell, you’re a genius. Let the Bears come out 1-3 this season. The Windy City will want his head and in today’s social media climate where fan bases always get what they want, he’ll be fired.
Is there much of a choice?
Trubisky has never been a decent quarterback in this game, so trading for Foles felt like a do-or-die move from the jump. Why is there a competition with someone who has never played the position well? At least Foles has done it at the highest level before. Can argue if it was just a magical playoff run, but at least Foles isn’t Derek Zoolander. He can throw left.
For your viewing pleasure: Mitchell Trubisky attempting to throw left pic.twitter.com/JW9AQemkih— Parker Lewis (@ParkerLewisJR) August 15, 2019
Trading for pastor Foles should have come AFTER the evaluation process to decide if he would start in Chicago. There’s no turning back now. Andy Reid’s advice to split first-team reps between Foles and Trubisky will do nothing to help Trubisky earn his spot back. He played mediocre quarterback at best last year throwing just 17 touchdowns and 10 INT’s hogging all the reps.
Imagine what he’ll do splitting time?
Our crystal ball tells us Nick Foles will get the nod, but either way Nagy only has until next Wednesday for a final answer. Smart that Nagy phoned a friend because his future in the NFL relies on it.