Chicago Bears: No Thanksgiving practice for Nick Foles

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It was a happy Thanksgiving for one particular Chicago Bears quarterback.

Hopefully, it was a great Thanksgiving Day for all of you Chicago Bears fans. Quite frankly, it had to be nice knowing the Bears did not play on this year’s Turkey Day and we could all just sit back, relax, eat and enjoy watching the Detroit Lions take a beatdown.

Heck, seeing Mike McCarthey’s new team get smothered by Ron Rivera was a nice icing on the cake as well. Truly, it was a great Thanksgiving if you’re a Bears fan. But, now it’s back to reality. Just a couple of days before Chicago takes on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, the team has yet to make a firm commitment on who their starting quarterback will be.

Now, not all Bears fans are the same. Some choose to support one of the team’s quarterbacks over another instead of just simply supporting the team as a whole. You have the hardcore Mitchell Trubisky truthers, and then you have the Nick Foles fans who refuse to acknowledge the offense has been horrific since the quarterback change.

For those who are anti-Trubisky, you may want to look away.

The Bears did indeed practice on Thanksgiving, but only one of their top quarterbacks could participate. Foles did not practice in any fashion, while Trubisky was a full participant.

In all likelihood, we know how the situation ends. It’s going to be Trubisky under center Sunday night. There is no chance the Bears choose to start Foles without any practice this week, meanwhile Trubisky has taken the starting reps and has had the opportunity to gel once more with his offense.

When Nagy says something like what he said above, it’s all filler words. Nagy has given us very little in terms of real answers at all this season, so when he says they’re going to evaluate tomorrow, he’s blowing smoke. If you haven’t figured that out yet, where have you been?

Nagy has no choice but to go with Trubisky, and the team will be better off for it. Whether or not that equals a win is another story. But, without zero offensive line, a more mobile quarterback is going to help extend plays and hopefully get the ball into the hands of guys like Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney and company.

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The one positive for Chicago’s offense is that they will get starting running back David Montgomery back on the field after missing last week’s game with a concussion. Having their best running back on the field is only going to help the offense, and hopefully Trubisky will be able to get just a bit of run game from him and the line.