• Crissy Froyd

What does the Bears' QB situation look like heading into 2020?

The competition for the starting quarterback position is wide open for the Chicago Bears heading into the 2020 season.


The Bears seem confident the battle will bring out the best in both players.


"In the end, what we want is for both those quarterbacks to be the best possible quarterbacks that they can be individually and then make it hard on us to make the decision on who the starter is, so that makes the Bears a better football team," coach Matt Nagy said.


Here's a further look into where the Bears stand at quarterback this year.


Nick Foles



Foles is a veteran who brings experience and past success to a team that needs to find a sure answer at quarterback.


The 31-year-old is a bit of a journeyman, spending three years with the Eagles before a pair of one-year stints with the Rams and the Chiefs before returning to Philadelphia for two years and then spending last season in Jacksonville.


We've seen just how much of an impact player Foles can be when he's at his best, bringing a Super Bowl LII win to Philadelphia and earning MVP honors after a 41-33 win over the Patriots.


Foles is also familiar with some of the coaching staff, having spent time wih Nagy, who served as the Eagles offensive quality coach in 2012 and the Chiefs offensive coordinator back in 2016.


Bears offensive coordinator Bill Lazor was the Eagles quarterbacks coach in 2013, and John DeFilippo also worked as the Philadelphia quarterbacks coach, functioning as the Jaguars' offensive coordinator last season before becoming the Bears quarterbacks coach.


No learning curve there.


Mitch Trubisky



Trubisky has been the Bears starting quarterback since Week 5 of his rookie season in 2017, and was a part of Chicago's decline as an offense in 2019.


The quarterback passed for 3,138 yards and 17 touchdowns with an 83.0 rating after finishing out the previous season with 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns with a 95.4 rating.


He's shown flashes of playmaking ability and mobility, but his overall inconsistency is a little startling. Trubisky also has a ways to go bettering himself at reading defenses. Nagy himself mentioned decision-making and understanding coverages were two things the quarterback needs to get better at this offseason.


Trubisky could prove to have a higher ceiling than Foles, but it looks like Foles might have the edge in terms of the floor.


Bottom Line


The Bears want Foles and Trubisky to make this decision hard on them.


Former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray is also in the mix, but should be expected to land last on the depth chart.


There will be a battle through the preseason, but don't be surprised if we see Trubisky take a back seat to the veteran Foles sooner rather than later.


Trubisky may get the nod to start the season, and if he does, it could be his last chance to start at quarterback in the NFL -- at least for the Chicago Bears.

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