Mitchell Trubisky: I gave Matt Nagy the opportunity to bench me

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Bears head coach Matt Nagy surprised some people when he opted to go with Mitchell Trubisky as the team’s starting quarterback to open the season, but Trubisky rewarded that faith with wins in the first two weeks of the regular season.

That faith reached its breaking point in Week Three. After Trubisky threw an interception with the Bears down 13 points in the third quarter, Nagy opted to replace him with Nick Foles. It turned out to be the right call as the Bears rallied for a 30-26 victory, although that’s of limited comfort to the guy who lost his job.

“The only thing I can control is me playing better when I have those reps in the first half, and I didn’t do that,” Trubisky said, via Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. “So I gave [Nagy] the opportunity to pull me. He did.”

Nagy said on Sunday night that no decision has been made about who will start against the Colts in Week Four, but it is difficult to imagine going back to Trubisky given the way things played out on Sunday.

13 responses to “Mitchell Trubisky: I gave Matt Nagy the opportunity to bench me

  1. His attitute is that of a defeatist. Sad the young man is so negative. He’s headed down the path of mediocraty. Foles is the starting QB.

  2. A win is a win but the Bears record is a house of glass. It won’t take much to shatter it.

  3. Nagy can’t go back to him. Nobody needs a head coach that can’t make a decision. Also, Foles > Trubisky and it’s not close.

  4. Nagy can let Mitch play when when the opponent is the Lions, it’s like playing CFL caliber defense. Perfect for Mitch!

  5. Not looking good for Mitch. Foles isn’t the best QB in the world but he got the job done when it mattered. Super Bowl MVP as a career backup. That gets you respect in the locker room and more importantly guys react different to that kind of leadership. The Bears filled up with life and energy after he came on, even after that bad interception. To be a QB in the NFL you need to have that “it” factor, which Mitch doesn’t have and Foles gets at least the benefit of the doubt.

  6. I can’t understand how they picked trubisky over Foles after watching him for three years, The definition of insanity is doing the same thing( picking a bust QB) and expecting different results. I hope that I never have to watch trubisky throw another pass in a Bears uniform. Pace –admit your biggest mistake of your career in given away our draft picks to pick this bust QB when you could have had Mahones or Watson. Cut T and finish the year with Foles. Draft a QB every year until you get a winner.

  7. Never understood the negative views of Foles. The press fans and some scouts are way too impressed by potential talent. It’s why people just can’t believe Wentz keeps losing. They just watch these guys “practice” and measure certain physical traits. The QB position is SO MUCH more.

    It’s making the third and 8 throw -UNDER PRESSURE – to the right guy. And NOT throwing it into the dirt or 10 feet over the receivers head. ITs being at your best when everyone else is panicking. Foles has proven to be that guy SEVERAL TIMES in his career, even on the biggest stage and under the greatest pressure.

  8. ditkasanger says:
    September 28, 2020 at 9:48 am
    Never understood the negative views of Foles. The press fans and some scouts are way too impressed by potential talent. It’s why people just can’t believe Wentz keeps losing. They just watch these guys “practice” and measure certain physical traits. The QB position is SO MUCH more.

    It’s making the third and 8 throw -UNDER PRESSURE – to the right guy. And NOT throwing it into the dirt or 10 feet over the receivers head. ITs being at your best when everyone else is panicking. Foles has proven to be that guy SEVERAL TIMES in his career, even on the biggest stage and under the greatest pressure.
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    All I know is every time Foles has gone into a season as the starter he has failed to deliver. Most of the times he has gone into the season as a back up he delivers. That’s not the media that’s what happened on the field. I mean the Jags signed him to a huge contract last year and he lost his job to a late round draft pick who nobody expected anything from. The Jags just looked better with Minshaw under center. So let’s slow down a minute and recognize Foles does have real weaknesses. Maybe he puts everything together again like the couple of magical seasons he had in Philly and becomes consistent season after season. Who knows.

  9. Did Mitch mention that his salary with a new team will be the league minimum vs about $25M. If you look at next 5 years it cost Mitch about $125M.

  10. firejerry says:
    Did Mitch mention that his salary with a new team will be the league minimum vs about $25M. If you look at next 5 years it cost Mitch about $125M.
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    Well he has made almost 30M for the last 4 years. He probably feels bad about not making hundreds of millions, but I am sure he can still afford to pay his bills.

  11. I think Mitch is a stellar athlete, he just needs the right coach. Perhaps a change of scenery and a new team would be in his best interest. I’m sure his esteem needs aren’t being met in Chicago.

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