Oh my goodness, Nick Foles just led the Bears to an unreal comeback win over the Falcons. And he wasn't even the starting QB on Sunday!
After two wins to start the season, Mitchell Trubisky seemed to have cemented his status as the Bears' starting quarterback heading into Week 3 after winning the training camp battle.
But halfway through the third quarter, trailing the Falcons 26-10, Bears head coach Matt Nagy made a surprising move: Trubisky to the bench, and Foles into the game.
At the time of the move, Trubisky was 13-for-21 for 128 yards and one touchdown, and also a 45-yard run. Not super productive, but also not terrible. Apparently, however, Nagy had seen enough.
Foles stepped in and completed two of his first three passes. His first career completion as a Bear was an 11-yard completion to Jimmy Graham, and he added a 20-yard completion to Tarik Cohen.
He ended his first drive as the Bears' quarterback with this throw, a contested play in the end zone that was ruled an interception:
Tough start, but if we know anything about Nick, it's that he thrives in unexpected roles, and especially when he's a backup.
Foles threw THREE TOUCHDOWNS in his Bears debut on Sunday, including the game-winning throw with under two minutes to play:
The former Super Bowl MVP finished the game 16-of-29 for 188 yards and three touchdowns, along with an interception.
There's nothing this guy can't do.