Bears won’t reveal starting QB until Week 1 vs. Lions
The Chicago Bears are a talented team on both sides of the football that just haven’t been able to put it together consistently over the last few years under head coach Matt Nagy. This season, however, the team has decided to shake things up offensively by bringing in veteran quarterback, Nick Foles.
The Bears traded for Foles early in the NFL offseason and sent a shockwave throughout the franchise with Mitchell Trubisky now officially on the clock in terms of potentially losing his starting job under center. Although Foles and Trubisky are currently in the midst of a quarterback competition, the Bears won’t reveal who will be the starter Week 1 until they take the field in Week 1 against the division rival Detroit Lions, via ESPN.
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Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy wants to keep the Detroit Lions guessing as to who his starting quarterback will be.
Nagy on Saturday said he will not publicly announce Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles as the team’s starter prior to the Bears’ season opener at Detroit on Sept. 13.
“That won’t be happening before that game,” Nagy said during a video call after the Bears practiced at Soldier Field.
There’s no telling at this point which quarterback has the edge in the competition with Nagy being intentionally quiet about the team’s thought process ahead of the season opener.
“For us, we like where they are at, but that’s an internal question for our coaches,” Nagy said. “That’s more gamesmanship than anything. But we know there can definitely be improvement for both of them. They are making good decisions. There are times they are making good throws. There are times they are making throws they’d like to have back.
“I’ll put it this way: Intentionally, I’m not going to give you any direction right now.”
Only time will tell who will ultimately be the starter for the Bears. Foles and Trubisky are both worthy with either player getting the nod not being surprising, but the team’s brass will remain tight-lipped until things get underway against the Lions in a few week’s time.