The Chicago Bears confirmed there will be an open quarterback competition between Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles during Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy's media teleconference on Friday, which, by default, suggests the organization isn't confident they got it right when they selected Trubisky with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
There's a chance Trubisky will rise to the occasion and win the Bears' starting job, and if he does (and plays well in 2020), a new and lucrative contract extension will be the next order of business; unless, of course, the Bears pick up his fifth-year option this May which will give the club another year to decide on his future.
Pace gave no indication the Bears will (or won't) take advantage of that fifth year prior to the deadline.
Ryan Pace says the Bears won't comment on picking up Mitch Trubisky's fifth-year option. Re-iterates team has until May to make a decision.— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) April 3, 2020
All signs point toward Chicago declining the option year. There isn't going to be some kind of miraculous discovery over the next 30 days that changes their uncertainty with Trubisky. Think about it: if Pace and Nagy knew No. 10 would be their guy in 2021, they wouldn't have traded for Foles.
So while Pace is dodging the question now, he already answered it through his actions last month.