Head coach Matt Nagy said that the starting quarterback decision was going to stay among themselves, but word has gotten out that Mitchell Trubisky is expected to be the Chicago Bears starting quarterback Week 1 against the Detroit Lions.
Trubisky was able to win the starting job over Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles, who was acquired over the offseason from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Nagy said the winner wasn’t “clear-cut” and mentioned that he hadn’t called plays with Foles before last week.
Although Trubisky struggled mightily at times last year as he Bears finished with an 8-8 record, it’s possible that the shortened offseason and absence of preseason games helped Trubisky’s case due to the familiarity of the offense.
If you’re upset about Trubisky starting over Foles in Week 1 against Detroit, there is some good news: Trubisky is 3-0 against the Lions with a 132.4 passer rating. For now, Trubisky gets the nod, but we will likely see Foles make a few starts this season as well.