Ryan Pace made it official, the starting Quarterback position is going to be an open competition.
What does that mean for Mitchell Trubisky going into his 4th year in the league? He has to work for the starting job for the first time in his career.
Nick Foles has won a Super Bowl and has worked with Matt Nagy before. He also has worked with Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor and Quarterbacks Coach John DeFilippo before in his career. All of the pieces are there for Nick Foles, so he could thrive in this offense and win the starting job.
Mitchell Trubisky, on the other hand, had a terrible 2019 season. He didn’t read coverages well and he never seemed to leave the pocket. Mitch has a lot of work to do if he wants to get his job back. Matt Nagy said that Mitch needs to know the playbook better than he does and that he needs to be a master at reading coverages.
That is what probably what needs to happen this offseason for Mitch to improve his game. Matt Nagy should also call plays that benefit Mitch’s skills, which would be scrambling and running out of the pocket. Some of Mitch’s best games last year were when he was running out of the pocket throwing touchdowns. For example, the Redskins game. 2 out of 3 touchdown passes he threw, were when he scrambled.
It’s what makes Mithc a great Quarterback, and maybe part of this is Nagy’s fault. The Bears coaching staff had to have changed something to Trubisky’s game.
Think about it. In 2018 Mitch had an amazing season and all of a sudden he just doesn’t perform well? Matt Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky have to be on the same page.
If I had to make a prediction, I would probably say Nick Foles will start week 1. The Bears are not going to pay a backup QB a big load of money. Foles knows how to run the offense and until Mitch can read coverages better, pencil in Nick Foles at QB1.
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