Well, that didn’t take long. The Mitch Trubisky era is officially over in Chicago. After two and a half weeks as the starting quarterback, Mitch Trubisky has been benched in favor QB Nick Foles. The move isn’t too surprising even though the Bears went 2-0 with Trubisky as the starter. Trubisky only put together one good fourth quarter against the Lions and then only played well in one half vs the Giants. Then he started off extremely slow vs. the Falcons and ended up throwing an awful interception which eventually led to his benching.
Nick Foles came in thereafter and absolutely ripped apart the Falcons defense. He threw for over 180 yards and 3 touchdowns, and honestly could have thrown for 5 touchdown but two of them were called back due to bad plays by the receivers. Most importantly however, the Bears got the comeback victory over the Falcons which is all that matters. And so, it is no surprise that they will elect to start Foles vs. the Colts in their next game.
Mitch Trubisky knew coming into this season that he was on thin ice and could not afford to have any poor errors. His play had seemed to improve a bit but the inconsistencies were still there and eventually Trubisky did commit the one big error he couldn’t afford to in the interception, in which he stared down a receiver and made it way too easy for the DB to pick him off. That’s what got him pulled and Trubisky knows it, even though he said he was surprised. Trubisky also knows he should have played better but it’s too late now as Foles took advantage of the situation and the Bears are now moving forward with Foles as their starting quarterback.
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