Nick Foles ahead of Mitchell Trubisky in Bears QB race

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It looks like Nick Foles might have officially surpassed Mitchell Trubisky for the Bears starting quarterback gig. 

The writing was on the wall for Mitchell Trubisky this offseason when the Bears traded for Nick Foles, giving the former second overall pick some true competition to face in training camp.

The Bears are one full week into training camp and it certainly appears that Foles has taken the lead over Trubisky when it comes to who will be the starting quarterback in Chicago’s season opener against the Lions.

Tuesday marked the first time in camp where Trubisky had two straight days of struggling. He had troubles with accuracy and made bad decisions with where to put the football. While Foles wasn’t necessarily great himself, he didn’t have the same issues that his counterpart had.

Both players threw an interception during Tuesday’s 7-on-7 drill (with each getting nine snaps during this time), but Foles’ was more as a result of the wide receiver than Foles. Trubisky threw a bad interception and more often than not, missed his target or tried way too hard to force something.

Will Nick Foles win the starting job over Mitchell Trubisky?

At this point, it sure looks like Foles will be QB1 when the Bears head to Detroit to take on the Lions for their season opener. Trubisky had a good season in 2018 where he helped get Chicago their first division title in eight years, but the acquisition of Foles has made it perfectly clear that the Bears aren’t committed to him long-term.

Chicago traded up to select Trubisky second overall in 2017 and as we all know, both Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson went in that same draft. Mahomes was taken eight picks later and Watson was selected ten picks later.

Maybe Trubisky is being judged more harshly due to those two players becoming superstars in the league during their few years in the NFL, but he has one more season to try and prove he can be the guy for the Chicago Bears. In order to get that opportunity, he has to step it up and finish strong in training camp.

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Otherwise, the Mitchell Trubisky era will be over in Chicago after the 2020 season concludes.