Jason Lieser at the Chicago Sun-Times is positively inclined towards the way the Beas addressed the quarterback position in the off season:
“The ideal outcome is to get two acceptable seasons out of [Nick] Foles, let [Mitch] Trubisky leave next spring and pick the next quarterback in the first round of the 2021 draft.”
The ideal outcome is for Trubisky to develop into the quarterback the Bears thought they drafted.
Now, you might not think that’s likely and that’s fine. Lots and lots of people would agree. Heck, the Bears might agree. But there can be no doubt that the Bears would love it if the 25 year old Trubisky won this job by playing well.
This is, in my opinion, a fact that is being largely overlooked as people handicap this competition.
There are many, many fans and members of the media who think that Foles is already ahead as the two enter this race. They believe that because Foles has worked with all of the coaches who count for anything in the past and because head coach Matt Nagy undoubtedly had a heavy hand in choosing him, that he’s the Bears’ decided choice.
There is also the “follow the money” argument where people point out that the Bears are paying Foles $25 million dollars, a significant commitment.
All of that is true. But it all pales in comparison to the fact that both the coaches and the organization would gladly pay that money to have Foles sit on the bench if it meant Trubisky had developed into something.
The truth is that Foles doesn’t have an edge in this competition going in. If anything Trubisky does. Because if its all even at the end of the summer, Trubisky will be the winner.