Mitchell Trubisky Breaks Silence on Nick Foles Trade

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The Bears have been in quarterback limbo since trading up to draft Mitchell Trubisky in 2017. Not only has the quarterback underperformed, the team has even opted out of the fifth-year option for the former North Carolina Tar Heel signal-caller. On Saturday, Trubisky finally broke his silence on the team’s trade with the Jaguars for Nick Foles.

 

In an interview with Chicago reporters, Trubisky greeted the media with blunt honesty on his reaction to the trade. “I was pissed off in a good way. I’ve been motivated ever since.” Not only did the organization publicly state that it would be an open competition between Trubisky and Foles for the starting position, but the former 1st round draft pick obviously felt some sort of betrayal for the team’s decision to trade for Foles.

Despite the Super Bowl LII MVP potentially taking his job, Trubisky has nothing but praise for Nick Foles. “Foles has had a crazy career as well, so it’s been cool having him in our room talking ball.” For many young quarterbacks, having a veteran like Foles in the same room would bode well for their career advancements. However, in the case of Trubisky, this situation could effectively prove to be the beginning of the end of his stint as a presumed franchise quarterback in the NFL.

Trubisky would later state his confidence going forward with the competition. “But I still feel like this is my team and I’m excited for the competition…”

 

Only time and reps will tell if Trubisky is able to remain the starter in Chicago. Nonetheless, keep your eye on the quarterback situation in Chicago, as it is about to get real interesting once teams get back to work.