Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy says the team won't reveal the name of their starting quarterback until the opener against the Detroit Lions. In Week 1, the Bears take on the Lions in an away game and the starting position at the quarterback is still up for grabs in Chicago.
Mitch Trubisky led the Bears to a 12-4 record in 2018, but last season he played poorly and the Bears went 8-8. The Bears signed 2017 Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to be a competition for Trubisky. "That won't be happening before that game," Nagy said during a video call after the Bears practiced at Soldier Field, per ESPN.
"For us, we like where they are at, but that's an internal question for our coaches. That's more gamesmanship than anything. But we know there can definitely be improvement for both of them. They are making good decisions.
There are times they are making good throws. There are times they are making throws they'd like to have back. "I'll put it this way: Intentionally, I'm not going to give you any direction right now."
Bears coach Nagy keeps his quarterbacks guessing
Trubisky says he doesn't know who will be Bears starting quarterback in Week 1.
"I'm not exactly sure [where it all stands]," Trubisky said. "I think that'd be a good conversation to have with Coach probably Sunday, see how we did after the scrimmage, go back and watch some film and then have one more big week of practice before I would say they probably make a decision.
But they really haven't told us where we're at or when the deadline is." On the other side, Foles says he is not even thinking about who will start for the Bears in Week 1 against the Lions. "I honestly haven't asked for any feedback.
I just want to go out there and help this team, play out there, go execute these plays and help this offense and help this team in whatever role that may be. My focus is that," Foles said. "I'm not even thinking about it.
"I'm just thinking about being the best player I can be for this team. With that, that's where the coaches know I stand. That's how I've been throughout my career. And so why would I change right now and all of a sudden let this thing overtake me?"