The Chicago Bears had their final padded practice of training camp on Wednesday, but are no closer to naming a starting quarterback.
#Bears HC Matt Nagy on QB competition between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles: "It's not easy. It's not clear cut. We feel really good about both of them."
— Larry Mayer (@LarryMayer) September 2, 2020
Is this just messaging for the players? Perhaps this is one last kick to someone’s rear end to get them to take the job by the horns. Sometimes in life, you just need a swift push from the back to get in gear. Everyone has different motivating factors, so I can’t rule out this being one last shove from the coach.
Or is it possible that Matt Nagy is tossing a subtle jab at GM Ryan Pace? I can’t rule this out either. Because to not have a slam-dunk answer to the QB derby at this point – while unsurprising – stinks. It’s bothersome that neither Mitchell Trubisky nor Nick Foles has emerged as a clear-cut answer. So even if Nagy wasn’t messaging Pace with his comments, the record should show that neither of the options he provided for Nagy’s offense have wowed him to this point.
For what it’s worth, a decision is coming. Nagy said as much earlier in the week. And it could arrive as early as this coming Monday. But at this point, reading tea leaves might be a better way than parsing through Nagy’s words when it comes to finding out who it will be.