About a week ago, Chicago bears head coach Matt Nagy announced to the media that the team would not be announcing who their starting quraterback will be prior to their Week 1 matchup against the Detroit Lions. However, ESPN insider Adam Schefter appeared to spill the beans on Friday night, reporting that the Bears are expected to declare Mitchell Trubisky as the starter over veteran Nick Foles.
After Trubisky struggled in his first three NFL seasons, the Bears decided to send a fourth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Nick Foles this offseason. A former Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Foles struggled to find his footing with the Jaguars in 2019. So Jacksonville sent him to Chicago, where he was expected to push the young Trubisky for a starting job at training camp.
But it appears Trubisky won out the battle in the end. The young quarterback has actually had a fair amount of success against the Lions in recent matchups. In Week 10 last year, Trubisky completed 16-of-23 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Three weeks later, he went 29-for-38 for 338 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.