Foles the Favorite, Missing Montana, QB Drafting Blunders, Underrated A-Rob, and Other Bears Bullets

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Foles the Favorite, Missing Montana, QB Drafting Blunders, Underrated A-Rob, and Other Bears Bullets

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Getting two tacos and a tostada from my favorite taco place in the city changed my whole mood yesterday. That is, until I realized a window in my bedroom was cracked open when I woke up randomly at 4 a.m. this morning. And since I have no recollection of opening that part of the window, I can only assume my room has ghosts. Please send help.

•   Leave it to a basketball-infused nugget to lead me to some Bears thoughts. It all started with me sitting in traffic listening to Charles Barkley’s interview with the Waddle and Silvy Show on ESPN 1000:

•   That conversation led to this late-night/early-morning Twitter thread that weaves through honesty, the challenges of being critical, finding balance as a fan and someone who writes, and a little bit more. It’s a peek behind the curtain, if you will. Check it out:

•   Michael David Smith (Pro Football Talk) points out that Nick Foles is an overwhelming favorite to win the Bears’ starting QB job, at least according to the betting public. Foles is listed as a -320 favorite, which leaves Trubisky as a +200 underdog. That Foles went from a -150 favorite to a -320 after the Bears declined Trubisky’s fifth-year option shows how much faith the public has lost in his chances to win the thing. But if this is a true competition with even footing, then +200 is a tremendous value that I would throw some change on (if I was in a mindset to do some sports betting).

•   Even though I think Foles is best positioned to win the starting job, I feel as if Trubisky has a fighting chance. Whether he takes advantage of it remains to be seen. But it’s not as though he doesn’t have athletic talent that could be useful in winning a quarterback competition. It’s just that there are a bunch of little things Trubisky needs to add up in order to get him in a place to maximize his skill set. And while I wouldn’t go as far as to bet the house on those things coming together in 2020, I want to see it play out and see what the guy has now that he is being pushed in the final year of his rookie deal.

•   Dan Pompei of The Athletic throws it back to a time in which the Bears could’ve drafted Joe Montana:

•   The idea that Joe Montana – the greatest quarterback to ever do it until Tom Brady came along – could have been a member of the Chicago Bears playing with Walter Payton and the greatest defense ever assembled if not for a hunch hurts so much. But that’s how the cookie crumbles.

•   I’m not sure if Washington professional football executive Doug Williams is playing a game with revisionist history or speaking from a place of knowledge, but here’s some perspective from the first African-American QB to win a Super Bowl:

•   To be honest, I’m not totally sure where to fall on this matter. Though, I do know one thing is for certain: The Bears have been screwing up drafting a quarterback for a really, really, really long time.

•   Allen Robinson with a quarterback who has some semblance of consistency and accuracy would do wonders for his numbers:

https://twitter.com/DBrownFF88/status/1257432180441169926?s=20

•   I’m still excited about David Montgomery’s potential:

•   Big discounts on various Echo devices at Amazon today. #ad

•   The Bears send out thanks to workers on the front lines of the pandemic:

•   Fans of a certain age know the Bulls as a franchise that has fired coaches on holidays. So while Jim Boylen clearly ain’t it as far as what the franchise needs from a head coach moving forward, I can appreciate why they’re waiting this out to make a decision on his future.

•   And speaking of possible candidates …



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.