It’s happening, Nick Foles Bears starter quarterback for NFL Week 4. On Sunday, veteran quarterback Nick Foles replaced an ineffective Mitchell Trubisky. This was in the third quarter with the Bears trailing the Atlanta Falcons by 16 points. The former Super Bowl MVP responded by throwing three fourth-quarter touchdown passes, including the game-winning 28-yard strike to Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller just after the two-minute warning in Chicago’s 30-26 come-from-behind victory.
On Monday, head coach Matt Nagy announced that Foles will be the team’s starting quarterback. Shocking? No.
“He’s [Foles] our starter moving forward,” Nagy said on a Zoom call.
“We got up this morning and went through the tape. At the end of it we decided that we’re going to start Foles as a starter against Indianapolis,” Nagy said. “Both quarterbacks are aware of that. For us it’s never easy when you go into these type of situations. I want to credit both of those guys in yesterday’s situation. For being really supportive of each other this whole time. Even as hard as that was for Mitch to be told that Nick’s going to go in and play, Mitch was to his credit just an awesome supporter of Nick the rest of that game.”
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Foles, who finished the game completing 16-for-29 for 188 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, had two additional touchdown passes overturned by the officials.
“I just wasn’t expecting this today,” Foles said after the game. “Obviously we went out there today and got a win as a team. I felt good out there. Not perfect. But I felt good.”
Trubisky, who led the team to a 2-0 record, took the benching in stride.
“The situation sucked, but it was just the flow of the game and how it happened and Coach made the decision that he felt was best for the team,” Trubisky said Sunday of getting benched. “I’m really happy for this team. They battled back and it was awesome to get a W, but it sucks to get news like that.”