Mitch Trubisky: Nick Foles is part player, part coach

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The Bears added quarterback Nick Foles for his knowledge of the team’s offense. It’s his knowledge of other offenses that’s helping him contribute to his latest team.

Starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky explained by phone after Sunday’s 17-13 win over the Giants the impact Foles has had on the Bears.

“He defends the quarterback position,” Trubisky said, explaining that Foles constantly tries to help the quarterbacks in the Chicago offense perform better. He does so in part by bringing to the table information he has gleaned from all other NFL offenses he has operated. He takes those wrinkles and makes suggestions that make the Chicago offense better, from quarterback cadence to route running to big things to little things to everything else needed to make the offense go as well as it can.

Trubisky said Foles essentially operates as part quarterback, part coach. Trubisky emphasized that Foles remains unselfish and focused only on winning, regardless of whether he actually plays.

And if Foles has to play, it’s likely he’ll play well. That’s what he did in 2017, when Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL in December and the Eagles rode Foles all the way to a Super Bowl win.

For now, Trubisky has cemented his grip on the starting job. Foles has helped Trubisky do that, and Foles has no problem with it. That’s one of the reasons why Foles is so respected by anyone and everyone, especially by everyone on the Chicago roster.

10 responses to “Mitch Trubisky: Nick Foles is part player, part coach

  1. As someone who saw Nick Foles play for the University of Arizona on multiple occasions, one of the ongoing shocks of my lifelong football fandom is the fact that Foles became a multi-millionaire in the NFL.

    Foles is epitome of “right place-right time”. Good for him.

  2. dogsrule says:
    September 23, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    As someone who saw Nick Foles play for the University of Arizona on multiple occasions, one of the ongoing shocks of my lifelong football fandom is the fact that Foles became a multi-millionaire in the NFL.

    Foles is epitome of “right place-right time”. Good for him.

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    He also put in perhaps the greatest Super Bowl performance by a QB in NFL history. So there’s that.

    And I say this as a Cowboys fan who’s been watching football since the late ’70s.

  3. Trubisky has actually played decently, so far. I don’t expect it to last, but he has done better than I thought. We’ll see when the Bears play some tougher teams in a few weeks.

  4. If Mitch plays half way decent and makes the playoffs again. I think we can finally confirm, an already heavy leaning favored Bears won the Mack trade.

  5. Hope they can figure out how to help each other all season long and that injuries play no part. Off subject but there should be tears in the eyes of all Bear fans at the passing of Gale Sayers. Great player and greater person.

  6. I’m just not sold on this team yet. The Lions and Giants are trash and they barely beat both. Mitch has had a couple of really good quarters and some really bad ones too. Time will tell if this works out.

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