BEARS INSIDER

Bears bench Trubisky, insert Foles vs. Falcons

BEARS INSIDER

The Mitch Trubisky era just might be over in Chicago. 

Following a horrendous interception early in the third quarter of the Bears' Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons, the Bears benched Trubisky and inserted Nick Foles into the game. 

Trubisky completed 13 of 22 passes for 128 yards with a touchdown, a 45-yard scramble and that interception. Perhaps more notably here is he missed an open Anthony Miller on a third-and-two deep ball late in the second quarter. Had he connected with Miller, it very well could've resulted in a touchdown, giving the Bears the lead at halftime. 

Instead, Trubisky was benched with the Bears trailing 26-10. That’s a throw Trubisky has missed far too often over his four years with the Bears.

As it turns out, Trubisky's leash was shorter than we might've thought. Benching him in the middle of a game the Bears entered with a 2-0 record is a massive, massive shift from coach Matt Nagy. 

We'll see what Nagy says after the game but for now, this looks like Foles' team. Not Trubisky's. 

 
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