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.
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Mitchell Trubisky getting the first chance, then everyone screaming for Nick Foles as soon as Trubisky throws his first interception.
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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.