Matt Nagy: We aren’t having a QB competition on Zoom

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Nick Foles‘ arrival in a trade set the table for a quarterback competition in Chicago, but there won’t be a virtual component of it.

The Bears are holding the same kind of remote offseason program as the other 31 teams in the league, which means that there’s no on field work. Head coach Matt Nagy said on Friday that video meetings aren’t a component of their choice between Foles and Mitch Trubisky, so everything’s on hold.

“There’s no competition going on right now over Zoom,” Nagy said, via JJ Stankevitz of NBCSportsChicago.com.

Foles had been installed as the favorite by oddsmakers before the Bears declined their option on Trubisky’s contract for 2021 and that news only strengthened his odds of being the starter, but any decision won’t be coming until the Bears are working together in person.

19 responses to “Matt Nagy: We aren’t having a QB competition on Zoom

  1. I would be surprised if trubisky doesn’t start the season no matter how it goes. Nagy & Pace need him to work out to save their jobs. Foles is in by week 4 at the latest though, unless by some miracle Mitchell is playing well.

  2. Foles is in Week 4 and out by Week 6 with injury. Dude couldn’t even beat out Minshew when Foles was handed the job.

  3. Nagy isn’t tied to Trubisky. But HE needs to do better too. The entire Offense sucked last year; not just Mitch. That includes TEs, Cohen and Miller. And Nagy needs to run the ball. RPO w/o the R is stupid. Mitch has more upside than Foles. Any Bear’s fan with a clue should be hoping Mitch gets back to 2018 progress, along with the rest of the O. Foles is a good backup. Funny how with St. Nick, fans only want to talk about 2018; with Mitch, they want to talk about anything BUT 2018. He’ll be fine.

  4. Mitch is a good QB, and can lead this team to the playoffs and beyond. However he needs to get his HEAD CLEAR right NOW!

  5. One thing I am tired of hearing, THE BEARS COULD HAVE DRAFTED MAHOMES OR WATSON.
    For all of you that keep saying that, please GOOGLE 2017 Mock Drafts. All the so called experts had Mitch as the number one QB to be drafted.
    Very easy to be an arm chair QB when it comes to drafting the right guy.

  6. Foles is in Week 4 and out by Week 6 with injury. Dude couldn’t even beat out Minshew when Foles was handed the job.

    Foles was the starter and he broke his collarbone (throwing a TD pass), that’s how he lost his job. Remember?

  7. “Nagy & Pace need him to work out to save their jobs.”
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    Pace is on the hotseat for the Trubisky pick, not Nagy. It wasn’t Nagy’s call to take Trubisky 2nd in the draft and he got them to the playoffs in Trubisky’s rookie year and won coach of the year as a result. Nagy’s job is on the line because his offense has sputtered ever since then and sticking with a guy not getting the job done would be far more damaging to Nagy than going with somebody new.

  8. Foles is in Week 4 and out by Week 6 with injury. Dude couldn’t even beat out Minshew when Foles was handed the job.

    Foles was the starter and he broke his collarbone (throwing a TD pass), that’s how he lost his job. Remember?

    And then he came back for three games and got canned for Minshew.

  9. dabears62 says:
    One thing I am tired of hearing, THE BEARS COULD HAVE DRAFTED MAHOMES OR WATSON.
    For all of you that keep saying that, please GOOGLE 2017 Mock Drafts. All the so called experts had Mitch as the number one QB to be drafted.
    Very easy to be an arm chair QB when it comes to drafting the right guy.
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    I am tired of hearing it too…. but thats because they are right. There is just no way they should have traded up to #2 from #3 for Trubisky. Its not just hindsight, a lot of Bears fans were upset when the pick was announced.

  10. The media can’t separate the Chicago Bears from Mitchell Trubisky. They’ve been ripped all offseason and projected for last place.

    The Bears roster, especially the defensive roster, is ridiculously underrated. 20 wins the past two seasons (and 8-0 against the Vikings and Lions) WITH Mitch Trubisky at QB. And they finally have a real pass rusher opposite Mack.

    If Foles or Mitch play average, the Bears are a wildcard team at worst.

  11. Trubisky is taking all the blame but let it not be mistaken that every positional group on offense (Line, WR’s, TE’s, and RB’s) under performed last season by a huge margin. They all need to pick it up for whomever is at QB to succeed.

  12. dabears62 says:
    May 15, 2020 at 6:35 pm
    One thing I am tired of hearing, THE BEARS COULD HAVE DRAFTED MAHOMES OR WATSON.
    For all of you that keep saying that, please GOOGLE 2017 Mock Drafts. All the so called experts had Mitch as the number one QB to be drafted.
    Very easy to be an arm chair QB when it comes to drafting the right guy.
    ************************
    I hear ya. I looked at 2 mock drafts from 2017 and one had Mahomes going 25th, and one had him going 13th. Andy Reid traded up to get him. We’ll never know. He might have slipped past 25 other teams, and here we are killing the Bears. There’s a herd mentality when it comes to evaluating, so 90% of the teams would have passed on Mahomes. Desean Watson isn’t anywhere near Mahomes. He’s much closer to Trubosky. Trubisky had a 13-3 season and Watson had an 11-5 season. Both guys have won a lot of games, but neither has gotten in the same conversation with the elite QB’s. At least if the conversation was taking place in the film room. I’m still not convinced Trubisky is a bust. It may be a combination of things.

  13. Everybody saying Nagy isn’t tied to Trubisky: he is, indirectly. If Trubisky fails, Pace is gone, and his successor will likely want to pick his own coach. The only way they can save themselves is either to have Trubisky improve significantly, or to have Foles lead them to the playoffs.

  14. We all know how this ends. Pace, Nagy, Trubisky, Foles and Mack all won’t be back next year. They’ll finally broom the one hit wonder clown show out of Halas hall. 3-13

  15. Even better they keep signing offensive scrubs that are well past prime, neglecting offensive line, and drafted a very weak position in the draft in the second round. Defense should be close but losing faith in the back of the defense.

  16. charliecharger says:
    May 15, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    “….I’m still not convinced Trubisky is a bust. “

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    You must of not watched him last year. Nagy schemes guys open and Mitch doesn’t see them. Dozens of times last year Mitch would just Chuck it to Robinson in double or triple coverage. Meanwhile TE would be all alone, nothing but green grass in front of him.

  17. Biggest problems for the Bears are Pace and Nagy. Lack of O-line talent and draft failures (much more than Trubisky ) belongs to Pace and lack of offensive production belongs to Nagy. Again, teams had Nagy’s offense figured out half way through the 2018 season, that is why they struggled against the Eagles in the playoffs. All three will probably be gone after this year, although I agree with the earlier comments about Trubisky, I’m not convinced he is a bust but he does need a change of scenery, the Bears have stunted whatever potential he might have had. But this housecleaning should be more than Pace and Nagy. Everyone from Ted Phillips on down needs to go. The McCaskey family needs to move to the boardroom only and they need to bring in somebody to run the entire operation. Peyton Manning is looking to become an owner/part owner of an NFL franchise, I wouldn’t mind seeing them sell a stake in the team to him and let him run it. Somebody like that, high profile with full responsibility who knows football well is what I wish for the Bears as a fan.

  18. Matt Nagy: We aren’t having a QB competition on Zoom
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    BUT make no mistake about it, there will be a QB competition!

    It’s crystal clear that the Bears aren’t happy with their #2 overall pick since they didn’t pick up his 5th/yr option!

    A little hint: don’t ever pick a “one year wonder” in the first 1-3 rounds, they very seldem work out! Trubisky couldn’t even beat out Marquise Williams for the starters job at NC, so how good is this guy really? I think that fact shows anyone all they need to know! But by todays thinking that a team has to haveand build their team around a top 10 QB to win that thought alone has instilled desperation and a fear of missing out on teams to a level that’s never been seen in the NFL before and it pushes teams to really overdraft a QB hoping to hit the motherload, but most don’t and therefore the bust rate for 1st round QBs is at near 70% from 2000-16 and climbing!

    If teams would go back to the ole’ school way of thinking and build a team around the OL and defense than than any one position the QB they’d win a lot more, when you put all of your money on one thing the chances of failure go down dramatically. Where if you build your chances of winning over 1/3 of the team even if one or two of those players goes down your chances of winning doesn’t drop nearly as much. Also if you have a good OL you don’t go 3 & out nearly as much and that instantly improves your defense because they aren’t on the field worn out most of the time, it’s very simple math and with all the analytics being used in the NFL now days I don’t know why these brilliant mathimaticans can’t figure those obvious thinks out, c’mon man it’s not rocket science!

    I guess some things in the “stats” just don’t JUMP OUT at people that are are into analytics, if the stat doesn’t jump out at them they don’t reconize it, that’s the problem with people that are so into something they don’t notice anything else, they get tunnel vision and they can’t see the big picture!

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