For all Bears fans curious about how the Trubisky vs. Nick Foles QB1 competition is going to look, former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt has some ideas. Wannstedt recently appeared on 670 TheScore’s Mully and Haugh Show and explained how he imagined Mitch vs. Nick will go down this summer.
Wannstedt repeats the familiar talking point of Foles “having won in the big game” unlike Trubisky at this time, but he also makes some solid points about Trubisky being in a tight spot, with fans and analysts essentially waiting for him to fumble (literally and metaphorically) and for Foles to immediately take his place.
“It really puts Mitch Trubisky behind the eight-ball,” he said. “And by that I mean I think Mitch comes out of this the starter, but I think that fans and media will be sitting there and the first interception that he throws or the sack fumble that he has, they’re going to be screaming for Foles and that’s going to be the end of Mitch. He is in a tough situation.”
Wannstedt went on to continue defending Trubisky, insisting that Matt Nagy and the rest of the offense could’ve utilized his skills better, citing the Bears win over the Dallas Cowboys as an example.
“You can win with Mitch, whether Mitch is going to win a Super Bowl for you, I don’t know,” Wannstedt said. “I’m not going to go that far, I'm not that crazy.”
But you know who has won a Super Bowl? Nick Foles.
Trubisky indeed is in a tricky situation and only time will tell to see if he rises to the challenge or hands the reins over to Foles.
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Mitchell Trubisky is using his platform to support Blackout Tuesday and the protests against racial injustice in the United States.
In the post, Trubisky concedes he will never truly understand the struggles black people experience in America, but he stands by them during this time of unrest.
“Throughout my life I’ve been blessed to share the field and locker room with countless black men,” Trubisky said in the post. “These men and teammates have become family to me. Although I could never understand what they have to experience I empathize with them and love them like brothers. I stand with my brothers and sisters in the fight against racial injustices.
“We need to do more. We must do better. Posts, tweets, and statements aren’t enough. We need to take action. We must take the steps together to make systematic changes to prevent these evil acts from occurring.
“Love is stronger than hate. Peace and Unity will overcome violence. Black Lives Matter. #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd”
Trubisky broke his social media silence to make his statement. He hadn’t posted on Instagram since Dec. 19, and besides retweeting teammates, friends and brands, he still hasn’t posted on Twitter since May 2019.
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On Monday evening, the Bears released a statement from George McCaskey regarding the recent death of George Floyd:
A week ago another unarmed African-American man died at the hands of a white police officer. We are witnessing the anger and frustration play out in protests across the nation, including Chicago. We must do more than wring our hands and hope it doesn’t happen again. As an organization, we have addressed it internally by offering unconditional support to our family of staff, coaches and players, and today Ryan Pace and Coach Nagy spent the allotted two hours of team meeting time listening to and healing together with our players and the coaching staff. Through our voice, our actions and our resources, it is our obligation to lead. We will continue to work with our player-led social justice committee to provide funding and exposure to local organizations dedicated to empowering communities that have been oppressed for far too long. We’re proud to support organizations like BUILD Chicago, I Grow Chicago, My Block, My Hood, My City, and Youth Guidance, among others, who are doing great work in these communities and we encourage fans to partner with us in supporting them. Our commitment is to continue to be an active participant in change.
Though they don't use his name specifically, it's clearly a reference to Floyd's death, as they Bears joined (most) teams across the country in issuing statements condemning the abuse of power among law enforcement officials.