Chicago Bears: Will team ditch Mitch for Nick Foles in 2020?

Nick Foles, Chicago Bears(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Nick Foles, Chicago Bears(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

As announced a few minutes ago, the Chicago Bears have traded a fourth-round pick for quarterback Nick Foles. This changes everything.

Nick Foles, former Super Bowl 52 MVP, the guy who beat Tom Brady, is coming to Chicago. It looks like the Mitchell Trubisky era as a Bear has slowly faded away. The number two overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft is about to be the number two quarterback on the Bears roster.

In January of 2019, Foles beat Trubisky in Trubisky’s first (and only) career playoff game. Little did many Bears fans know that Foles would be taking his job two seasons later. It’s really shocking to me when I think about it.

I’m sure many fans are glad to see Trubisky go, or at least be forced to work for his spot, but I’m not. I’m a big supporter of Trubisky and I think the Bears can win with him. If not here, he’ll win somewhere else.

I had a feeling last season that Matt Nagy was all done with Trubisky. Now, Nagy brings in a quarterback he likes in Foles, everything changes. Foles has worked with multiple guys on Nagy’s staff, so this might be a good fit for the two.

I just don’t think this is the right move for the Bears. If there was going to be a successful move, it would have been trading for Derek Carr. Carr is three years younger, has a cannon for an arm, and has found success on some terrible Raiders’ teams. He would be the perfect guy to push Trubisky for his spot.

With Nagy’s bias towards former players he worked with under Andy Reid, I expect Foles to be the starter Week 1 unless Foles isn’t healthy. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Trubisky get shipped off somewhere else to play.

I hope I’m wrong but I think this is the wrong move for Chicago. Foles really has only had one good season, the rest has been average at best. If Nagy can get him working at a Super Bowl MVP level again, I’ll be happy. I just don’t see where this benefits anyone.

If the Bears are smart, they’ll try to move Trubisky. It’s the best move right now. Ryan Pace already regrets his draft choice in 2017, the trade for Foles is his way to “redeem” himself. A good trade place for Trubisky could be New England.

The Patriots lost Brady to the Buccaneers, why not try to find a short-term replacement in Trubisky? There will be many options for Trubisky now, especially if he doesn’t win the starting role this summer.

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This is all shocking news, so these could be overreactions from my point. I stand by this one point, Foles is not the correct move for the Bears. I agree that there needs to be competition at the position, but this wasn’t the right call.