Per their head coach Matt Nagy, the Chicago Bears will not be announcing who their starting quarterback will be to start the season, and they happen to match up against the Lions in Week 1. The fact that they haven’t named a starter yet is probably more indicative that neither quarterback has impressed in camp, rather than it being a real ploy to catch the Lions by surprise.
The Lions’ defense struggled against just about every quarterback they faced last year, but Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky was on another level against them, having a passer rating of 131.0 and 118.1 in his two starts against Detroit. It makes all the sense in the world to give the young quarterback another crack at the Lions, but the newly-acquired Nick Foles isn’t going to let that happen without a fight (if you can call this a real fight, sheesh).
Today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Bears QB would you rather see if you’re the Lions?
My answer: This one is excruciatingly tough to call because you really can’t get much better than Trubisky was against the Lions last year, but he’s also still Mitchell Trubisky. Nick Foles is notoriously a bad practice player, so it’s unsurprising that he couldn’t become the clear favorite to win the starting gig out of the gate, but when the lights come on and he finds himself in a big moment, he’s occasionally great. Like the real kind of great, not the fake Trubisky kind.
Maybe I’m asking for it, but I’d much rather see Trubisky start for the Bears and delay the inevitable change of guard with Foles taking over the reigns for the rest of the year. This is a prove-it year for the Lions’ defense, and if they manage to let either of these quarterbacks make it look easy, then we could be in for another rough one.
Who would you rather the Lions face in Week 1?
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