Nick Foles a big betting favorite to win Bears’ starting QB job

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The betting public is overwhelmingly putting its money on Nick Foles beating Mitchell Trubisky in the Bears’ quarterback competition.

Although the Bears have indicated that it’s an open competition with both quarterbacks getting an equal chance to earn the job, FanDuel currently lists Foles as a -320 favorite to win the starting job. Trubisky is a +200 underdog.

Those odds have shifted dramatically in the last few days, after the Bears declined to pick up Trubisky’s fifth-year option. Foles was only a -150 favorite last week, but when the Bears didn’t pick up Trubisky’s option, the money came pouring in on Foles.

If it’s close in training camp, it’s easy to believe the Bears would lean toward Foles because Foles is under contract through 2022. Trubisky is now only under contract through this year. It looks increasingly possible that Trubisky will never start another game for the Bears.

49 responses to “Nick Foles a big betting favorite to win Bears’ starting QB job

  1. Foles is a spot starter, not the man and Trubiscuit shouldn’t even be in the league, Bears will be drafting a QB next year

  2. Foles is on paper the better player and proven he can cope with Super Bowl pressure. Bears are doing what Iggles shoulda: prepared to accept their #2 overall megareach wasn’t optimal.

  3. It looks increasingly possible that Trubisky will never start another game for the Bears.

    False. He will start as soon as Foles has a season ending injury.

  4. Never start another game for the Bears?? LOL…. Foles will be hurt before halftime in the season opener!

  5. When I go to bed at night I toss and turn for hours thinking about how good my Raiders could be if we had Khalil Mack still. I can’t get over trying to justify the loss, no matter how many draft picks there are, these guys will never be as good a Mack even when combined. The talent level just isn’t there.

    I am forced to watch the Bears dominate my other team and watch him man handle my Lions O line and break Stafford’s back. Now the Bears have a Championship winning QB at the helm, the Bears will be living in my head all season long again because of the great Khalil Mack.

  6. Andy Reid coaching tree, so he should know the playbook pretty well, just different terminology. I think he beats out Trubisky as well.

  7. Foles has proven to be an exceptional backup. I don’t recall him ever having a good year as a starter.

  8. Trubisky needs to go to a place like Philly, where they know how to shape an offense to fit a player. He was a reach to begin with, and given a terrible play caller as an HC. He could still become a decent backup somewhere, maybe even a late blooming starter if he gets in with a good staff.

  9. Yeah…and this time last year he was also a popular dark house MVP candidate according to Vegas…

  10. Foles had a great OC in Frank Reich in Phila…unfortunately Frank is with the Colts, so Foles will continue to have a average rest of career. BUT HE IS RICH NOW man.

  11. Not crazy to think Foles will be starter.

    As a reminder…..

    Superbowls:

    Aaron Rogers: 1
    Nick Foles: 1

  12. Bears have Foles now and the entire new offensive coaching staff knows him well. Bears will be much better this season than last year. If their defense stays healthy, watch out they are going to be really good.

  13. He’ll be hurt before the first quarter is over. Except the bears wont have a 6th round rookie qb to fall back on they’ll have their over rated and over paid qb who has proven year after year he shouldn’t have been selected 2 let alone traded up to get

  14. Dear Bears, thank you for goiving up two number one picks for Khalil Mack, thereby eliminating the possibility of your trading up for Tua Tagovailoa.
    Signed, the Dolphins

  15. Neither the Packers nor Vikings got much better if at all this offseason, while Chicago added Foles and Robert Quinn, the first real edge rusher opposite Mack. This could be a really tight 3-way race for the NFC North this year.

    Lots of Power Rankings have Chicago too low in the mid-low 20s. The defense with Quinn and Hicks back from injury is top 3 on paper. The Vikings know all about that as Dalvin Cooks never done anything against them.

  16. If you are betting on who the starting quarterback of the Bears will be, you have a serious gambling problem.

  17. Nick Foles is always the answer until he isn’t. Foles doesn’t handle starting gigs well. He should just get the job when Mitch falters and is injured. And then Foles can put in his six games and do okay.

    The Bears aren’t that much better this upcoming year – Mack will always have two above average plays and then go to Disney World during the game. Quinn can’t make up for Mack’s disappearing act.

    Just remember – these are the Bears.

  18. Foles when named starter week 1:
    23td, 22int, 11 fumbles in 23 games w/ a 10-13 record

    Foles when he starts season as a backup
    48td, 13int, 22 fumbles in 35 games w/ a 16-9 record

    Foles 3 seasons as a starter since week 1

    2014: 13td/10int, 4 fumbles (8 games, went on IR)
    2015: 7td/10int, 5 fumbles (11 games, benched)
    2019: 3td/2int, 2 fumbles (4 games, benched)

  19. cookerduff123 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:51 am
    Not crazy to think Foles will be starter.

    As a reminder…..

    Superbowls:

    Aaron Rogers: 1
    Nick Foles: 1
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    So then I guess he is as good as Brees too? Better than Marino, Kelly, Moon, Foutts, Tarkenton? Both have 1 SB. Foles has lost his starting job now on 3 different teams now. He has never started a full season or led a team from start to finish to a SB. 11 of the Eagles 13 wins, division title, home field advantage were with Carson Wentz as were 33 of the teams 38 passing TD.

  20. That is the best the Bears can do. That team has been downhill for two years now. How you liking that Mack trade now? Put you up against the cap and took away two years of being able to improve your team. Hope you really enjoyed that one good year, now ya back to where you belong, competing with the Lions.

  21. I wouldn’t be so quick to dump Trubisky if I’m the Bears’ GM. With Foles’ injury history, it’s not likely that he’s going to make it through a 16-game season without missing time…maybe significant time.

  22. No one wants to hear it, but Trubisky’s 2019 > Foles’s 2019 and Trubisky’s 2018 > any regular season Foles has ever had.

  23. BuckyBadger says:
    May 5, 2020 at 10:10 am
    That is the best the Bears can do. That team has been downhill for two years now. How you liking that Mack trade now? Put you up against the cap and took away two years of being able to improve your team. Hope you really enjoyed that one good year, now ya back to where you belong, competing with the Lions.
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    It’s a little quick to determine 2020 is already a lost season. They had one of the toughest schedules in the NFL last year and went 8-8 with the QB injured, Akeim Hicks injured for most of the season and a regression from the QB when he wasn’t injured. They have added Foles as QB competition. They have added 2 TE’s that are better than any of the TE’s that were on the squad last year. They have added depth at key defensive positions as well as a good rush LB in Robert Quinn. Year 2 for David Montgomery should provide better results. But most importantly, Trubisky was horrible last year. Worst in the league by far. Foles is more accurate, can read a defense better and doesn’t panic when the pocket starts collapsing. Couple that with an easier schedule this year, and this team will be above .500. How well Foles gels with his offense and the playbook will determine just how far above .500 they will be. I wouldn’t rule out the playoffs. Mack is going to have an outstanding 2020 with the key additions to the defense.

  24. Don’t get out over your ski’s.. Trubisky may fool all of you Foles fanboys!!!

    The competition, which he’s never faced… may bring out the best in him!!!

  25. BuckyBadger says:
    May 5, 2020 at 10:10 am

    That is the best the Bears can do. That team has been downhill for two years now. How you liking that Mack trade now?

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    The Bears were terrible for six years until they hired Nagy and acquired Mack. They went form worst to first after bringing in Mack. Nagy and Trubisky have dominated the Lions and Vikings with eight consecutive wins against half the division. They won the division in 2018 and have 20 wins in the past two seasons with a playoff appearance. The Bears are going to most likely win that division with all the QB controversy in Green Bay, if they stay healthy.

    I would say the Bears fan base still likes trade, but people like you are incapable of thinking critically and constructively, you just vomit stupidity!

  26. All these Packer fans are getting nervous. This is hilarious to watch unfold. Aaron Rodgers is going to get worked by Mack, Quinn, Hicks and Goldman. Then you throw in Trevathan and Roquan…..watch out NFCN. Take it from me, I have been watching Mack pancake my offensive line and getting to Stafford for two years now. Rodgers is next, especially now that they have Quinn.

  27. What’s the over/under on number of kickers Nagy will bring into camp this year? 15?

  28. kenfomkc, you are correct about the Mack trade. I doubt there are many true Bear fans that ever disliked that trade, we’ve endured too many reaches by Pace with draft picks. I’d rather have the established NFL talent.

  29. Foles has proven to be an exceptional backup. I don’t recall him ever having a good year as a starter.
    ———————-
    2013, second year of career, 13 starts, 27 td passes, 2 interceptions. Maybe it was Chip Kelly/Eagles trickeration, but the numbers need repeating – 27 touchdown passes, 2 interceptions!

    My money? Nick Foles’ place in Bears’ lore will be closer to his niche in Jaguars’ history than anything he did in Philadelphia.

  30. Bears D is still top 10. If they get any offense, and they’ll get more with Foles than Trubisky, they can make the playoffs.

    An to the guy noting the 8-8 record, you might want to look back to the last game where the Bears barely beat a Viking team not playing a single starter. The Bears effectively were a 7-9 team last year.

  31. Lionsvoice, bull. Didn’t do it last year. Mack was a huge mistake. How many playoff games has he appeared in? How many titles does he have? Take it from you? Right. The Bears are still the Bears. Pace is a bust. Trubisky is a bust. Foles? A one year wonder.

  32. The Bears aren’t going anywhere. Foles is a mediocre band-aid for the Trubisky trade up disaster. They don’t have a decent QB or offense for that matter, and there is only so much their defense can do to make up for it.

    Betting the farm on Mack is another significant setback for the Bears. Giving up all those draft picks and paying him $26MM a year compromised the Bears ability to get better elsewhere. Sure Mack is a top edge rusher, but he’s only one player and didn’t have a top edge rusher year last season either.

    Bears will be spinning their wheels around .500 for the next few years, and will go through another overhaul.

  33. rho1953 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Lionsvoice, bull. Didn’t do it last year. Mack was a huge mistake. How many playoff games has he appeared in? How many titles does he have? Take it from you? Right. The Bears are still the Bears. Pace is a bust. Trubisky is a bust. Foles? A one year wonder.

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    Another nervous Packer fan, but really you’re just a bitter Lions fan posing as a Packer fan.

    The Lions have one playoff win in 63 years, lol. Yes take it from me! The Packers only win the division so much because of help from the refs. The Bears are still a very good team and you can deny it all you want, but it doesn’t mean it’s true just because you said it and believe it in your dense skull of cheese.

  34. rho1953 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Lionsvoice, bull. Didn’t do it last year. Mack was a huge mistake. How many playoff games has he appeared in? How many titles does he have? Take it from you? Right. The Bears are still the Bears. Pace is a bust. Trubisky is a bust. Foles? A one year wonder.

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    Wake up man, the Packers are one hit wonders too guy. Rodgers only has one Superbowl victory. Go on with the pulling rank on Lionsvoice, the Packers are overrated and everyone knows they over-achieved last year. Now your GM drafts a QB and there is problem growing in Green Bay and his name is Aaron Rodgers which has been snow balling since he got McCarthy fired.

  35. Gee wiz, how can he beat put younger faster stronger???? Layin it on pretty thick.

  36. After this season Zimmer is 0-3 against Foles. Can’t wait for Foles to tear up the Vaulted Zimmer Defense. Vikings 0-16 and Zimmer will blane it on Keenum. Zimmer you stupid F Keenum plays for CLeveland.

  37. Hey Zimmer. Bet we win a superbowl before you do. Signed Case Keenum and Dan Carlson.. HA HA

  38. heydouglass says:
    May 5, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    kenfomkc, you are correct about the Mack trade. I doubt there are many true Bear fans that ever disliked that trade, we’ve endured too many reaches by Pace with draft picks. I’d rather have the established NFL talent.

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    As a Bears fan, I also concur.

  39. Vikings needed 5 offensive linemen. You guessed it!! We drafted Troy Williamson 2.0 and a bunch of DE’s and CB”s that wouldn’t have been signed by the XFL. Then for icing on the cake they draft Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy from Iowa so the fans couldn’t say they drafted a QB. Wait a minute, we did draft baby hughy from Boise State that will spend as much time on the ground as the Bradbury exchange, eflien swinging door, and not the great Barrier Rieff.

  40. rho1953 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Take it from you? Right. The Bears are still the Bears. Pace is a bust. Trubisky is a bust. Foles? A one year wonder.

    )))))))))))

    The Packers have one Superbowl from 10 years ago. One hit wonder was a bad choice of words dude.

  41. streetyson says:
    May 5, 2020 at 5:40 am

    Foles is on paper the better player and proven he can cope with Super Bowl pressure. Bears are doing what Iggles shoulda: prepared to accept their #2 overall megareach wasn’t optimal.

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    Wentz in 2019: 4000+yds passing, 27TDs, 7INTs while throwing to a bunch of guys who won’t be in the NFL in 2020. Reach? I think not.

  42. Bears should have gone after Dalton. They should’ve even tried Cam, Winston, or Mariota. I think any of those guys are better options than Trubisky, and a better long-term option than Foles.

  43. likuidsmoke says:
    May 5, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Bears should have gone after Dalton. They should’ve even tried Cam, Winston, or Mariota. I think any of those guys are better options than Trubisky, and a better long-term option than Foles.

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    I agree and it certainly makes the most sense, however Ryan Pace is probably trying to save face on Trubisky.

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