Chicago Bears: Should They go Back to Mitchell Trubisky?
The Chicago Bears yanked Mitchell Trubisky back in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons on the road in favor of Nick Foles. On Monday night, the Chicago Bears lost to the Los Angeles Rams on the road 24-10.
Foles did not play well in this game at all against an underrated Los Angeles defense. He completed 28-of-40 passes for 261 yards and two interceptions. Is it time for Head Coach Matt Nagy to go back to Mitchell Trubisky?
Well, I think Nagy is going to wait another week despite having another big game coming up this weekend at home against the New Orleans Saints (4-2). This is going to be huge from an NFC Wild Card standpoint. This could potentially be a tie-breaker later in the season.
I don’t think Nagy wants to pull him because they traded for him from the Jacksonville Jaguars in the offseason.
However, Foles was sacked four times in the game and Leonard Floyd had two of them. Floyd played with the Chicago Bears last season and this was the revenge game for him.
I would be shocked if Nick Foles was benched. He must be better in practice than Mitchell Trubisky is. One thing that Trubisky has that Foles doesn’t is mobility.
Foles completed 123-of-192 passes (64.1 completion percentage) for 1,139 yards six touchdowns and six interceptions. He has also rushed for -1 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown.
Trubisky has completed 51-of-86 passes (59.3 completion percentage) for 560 yards six touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also rushed for 87 yards on eight carries.
The quarterback room of the Chicago Bears is the heartbeat of this team. This defense is good enough to win them a bunch of games.
Allen Robinson was the leading receiver in this game with 70 yards on four receptions.
Cole Kmet caught two passes for 45 yards receiving. The second-round pick from Norte Dame needs to see more playing time on the field and needs to see more targets though.
Darnell Mooney caught three passes for 40 yards receiving.
Jimmy Graham caught five passes for 31 yards receiving.
David Montgomery rushed for 48 yards on 14 carries. He also caught five passes for 21 yards receiving.
Cordarrelle Patterson rushed for one yard on three carries.
This team misses Tarik Cohen in the backfield though.
The Chicago Bears entered the game being the number one seed in the NFC. They dropped to the number five seed and would face the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) in the first round of the playoffs. It would be Nick Foles vs Carson Wentz and it would be crazy at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, though.
Chicago (5-2) is only 0.5 games back of the Green Bay Packers (5-1) for first place in the NFC North though.
I don’t think Matt Nagy should pull the plug on Nick Foles just yet, but it is something for him to consider though.
This is a Super Bowl caliber defense that is being held back by an inept offense though.
Their next game will be at home at Soldier Field this Sunday in Chicago, Illinois, with kickoff set for 4:25 p.m. Eastern.
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