Bears Have 'Open Competition' At Quarterback

Chris Emma
April 03, 2020 - 10:23 am

(670 The Score) The Bears will have an "open competition" at quarterback between Mitchell Trubisky and the recently acquired Nick Foles, general manager Ryan Pace said in a conference call Friday.

"Mitch is really embracing it," Pace said.

 "All he wants to do is be the best quarterback he can be for the Chicago Bears. Nick, same thing."

Foles, 31, was acquired by the Bears from the Jaguars in March in exchange for a compensatory fourth-round pick. He was brought in to compete with Trubisky for the starting spot. The eight-year NFL veteran Foles has started 48 career games, completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 11,901 yards, 71 touchdowns and 35 interceptions. He was Super Bowl LII MVP after leading the Eagles to a championship in February 2018.

The Bears drafted Trubisky No. 2 overall in 2017. He has started 41 games over his three NFL seasons, completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 8,554 yards, 48 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. The Bears are 23-18 in Trubisky's starts.

Entering his fourth NFL season, Trubisky currently has one year left on his rookie deal. The Bears have until early May to decide on his fifth-year option. When asked about that decision, Pace declined to comment on Trubisky's fifth-year option.

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