Report: Foles beating Trubisky to be Bears starting QB

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to NBC Sports Chicago, Nick Foles is beating Mitchell Trubisky in the Chicago Bears starting quarterback competition this summer. Foles is reportedly “inches ahead” of Trubisky.

Reporter Adam Hoge claims that Trubisky has been struggling with accuracy this summer. In other words, he has been struggling to pass the football to his teammates.

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles attempts a pass during practice
Nick Foles attempts a pass during practice (Photo by the Associated Press/Nam Y. Huh)

Hoge claims that Trubisky has been throwing high past wide receivers or behind them. Foles — who was acquired in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars this off-season — reportedly hasn’t taken many chances in camp, but was “generally accurate” on Tuesday during practice.

Hoge said that Foles has “struggled to the degree” that Trubisky has in Bears camp. He’s said that head coach Matt Nagy will have to decide between “Trubisky’s upside and erratic, mistake-prone style or the steadiness of Foles’ Vanilla play.”

Trubisky has a lot of pressure on himself. He is entering the final year of his rookie contract and the Bears felt that he wasn’t good enough so they brought in Foles to push him to be better, or take his job.

He’s in a position that Marcus Mariota was in last season with the Tennessee Titans. Unfortunately, for Mariota, he lost the competition, as Ryan Tannehill went on a roll.

Tannehill then earned a long-term deal to remain with the Titans as their starting quarterback for this season and beyond.

As a starter in the NFL, Trubisky has started 41 games. He is 23-18 as a starter with just one season with more than 10 wins, as he went 11-3 during the 2018 season.

He had an up and down season in 2019, as he appeared in and started 15 games. He went 8-7 in those games.

Trubisky — who turned 26 on August 20th — was the second overall pick by the Bears in the 2017 NFL Draft. He went 326 of 516 for 3,138 yards with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

In his short three-year career, he has gone 811 of 1,280 for 8,554 yards with 48 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. He has had double-digit interception seasons in the past two seasons with 22 interceptions overall in 2018 and 2019.

Foles — who has been in the league since the 2012 season — is with his fifth different team. However, he’s only had any success with the Philadelphia Eagles.

He lost his starting position last season following an injury. Gardner Minshew is the Jaguars starting quarterback and he was without a job until he was traded to the Bears.

In his career, Foles has made 58 appearances, including 48 starts. He is 26-22 as a starter, including going 21-11 as a starter with the Eagles. That means he’s 5-11 outside of the City of Brotherly Love.

Foles has gone 1,051 of 1,698 for 11,901 passing yards. He has 71 touchdown passes and 35 interceptions.

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