Speaking for the first time since news broke that Mitch Trubisky will start Week 5, John Fox gave a simple reason for why the Bears needed to make a quarterback swap.
"We had 10 giveaways in the first four weeks of the season, and you can't win football games that way," Fox said to Jeff Joniak on WBBM Newsradio Monday evening.
The one-win Bears can attest to that.
Through one quarter of the 2017 season, the team's giveaway-takeaway differential of minus-7 ranks dead last in the NFL. Two of the team's three losses were never even in question, thanks to haunting turnovers.
Mike Glennon, who has thrown five picks and lost three fumbles, took the brunt of the blame for the offensive woes. Fox said he informed the two QBs of his decision last night and likes Trubisky's intangibles as well as his mobility:
The goal in making the switch after only four games? To get out of their own way.
"The biggest thing we learned is that a lot of the wounds we received have been self-inflicted," Fox said.
"I think we lead the league in being behind the sticks."
Injecting Mitch Trubisky into the starting role won't necessarily be a panacea, but Fox seems confident that the rookie is ready to step in.
Get ready, Mitch-a-palooza is only one week away.