When the Chicago Bears traded for former Super Bowl winning quarterback Nick Foles this offseason, they subsequently announced that they’ll be holding an open quarterback competition between him and Mitchell Trubisky.
Trubisky’s coming off a pretty pedestrian season in 2019. He threw just 17 touchdowns and didn’t even eclipse 3,500 yards passing. Questions about whether he could actually be the long-term answer at quarterback in Chicago overshadowed every bad performance Trubisky had in 2019, and this move to bring in Foles has only added fuel to that fire.
Trubisky has some great athletic ability and he’s certainly shown flashes of greatness throughout his three year career. But, Foles comes in already having some familiarity with the system, and his strong arm is probably more appealing to head coach Matt Nagy than Trubisky’s athleticism.
The organization can paint the Foles acquisition anyway they want to, but he clearly has more talent than Trubisky and he’ll have the upper hand in this competition.
Here are three reasons Foles will win the starting job in camp.