Bears: Why Chicago should start Nick Foles at QB in Week 1

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The Chicago Bears will aim to bounce back during the upcoming season after coming off a disappointing 2019 campaign. A key storyline to watch in training camp will be the quarterback controversy involving Mitchell Trubsiky and Nick Foles.

It was a disappointing 2019 season for the Bears and the play of Trubisky left a lot to be desired. Much of the attention heading into training camp is centered on the quarterback position.

When discussing the quarterback position with reporters, Bears head coach Matt Nagy described it as being ‘a seasonal process.’ Nagy made it clear they are not going to be ‘glued’ to one option as the starting quarterback and if there are underwhelming results, they will make a change.

Last season, the Tennessee Titans faced a similar situation with Marcus Mariota, another disappointing quarterback prospect taken with the No. 2 overall pick. He started the season but was benched after poor production in favor of Ryan Tannehill, ending narrowly in a playoff appearance.

It would be justifiable for the Bears to begin the season with Trubisky as the starter, but there are other factors to take into consideration. Letting it play out worked for the Titans as it netted an AFC Championship Game appearance, but Chicago faces a different set of circumstances.

With that being said, let’s take a look at three reasons the Chicago Bears should start Nick Foles at QB in Week 1.