The Chicago Bears expect to declare Mitchell Trubisky as the team’s starting quarterback entering the 2020 season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
In a competitive battle, Bears are expected to name Mitchell Trubisky the starting QB, source tells ESPN.
It’s due to his progression, leadership and overall performance throughout camp. Nick Foles made decision difficult for Matt Nagy, but the team feels strong about its QBs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2020
Chicago acquired veteran Nick Foles via trade this offseason – who made the battle competitive – but the Bears have been impressed with Trubisky’s leadership and performance entering his fourth season, Schefter adds.
Trubisky led the Bears to a 12-4 record and their first playoff appearance in eight years in 2018, but he struggled last season in a year where Chicago finished 8-8 and outside the postseason. It led the club to decline his fifth-year option and trade a fourth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Foles.
In a contract year, Trubisky will open the campaign under center against the Detroit Lions in Week 1.
He’ll have a respected voice and former Super Bowl MVP as his immediate backup. Foles has also proven capable of taking the reins and getting results late in the season.
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