Bears QB Coach Has Laughable Quote About Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles

Zach Brunner
Bears QB coach has a hilarious quote about his quarterback room.
Bears QB coach has a hilarious quote about his quarterback room. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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Coaches are known for giving hilarious quotes, whether they are dancing around a topic or using some barely-related metaphor. However, in the case of a recent quote from Chicago Bears quarterback coach John DeFilippo, there is a bit of delusion included.

In a recent interview, DeFilippo spoke about his quarterback room of Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles, saying "we walk around with a little bit of swagger to ourselves in terms of knowing we're the best quarterback room in the NFL."

What?

Not only is the Bears' quarterback room not the best in the league, it very well could be a bottom-five quarterback room, regardless of the fact that there is a competition involved.

Trubisky is coming off a season where he completed 63.2 percent of his passes and only threw 17 touchdowns in 15 games, with just 6.1 yards per attempt. He was widely blamed as the one piece holding the Bears back from a Super Bowl run, and TVs in Chicago's facilities had to be turned off since everyone was criticizing Trubisky and he could not take it.

Foles, meanwhile, is coming off a season where he signed a big contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, only to not deliver a single win. He was injured in Week 1, but finished his time in Jacksonville with an 0-4 record, with three touchdowns to two interceptions.

You would think DeFilippo would have a bit more of a clue of what he has in the locker room, since he was Foles' offensive coordinator last season and the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator in 2018, with plenty of time to watch Trubisky. You have to respect his confidence in a sense, but he also needs to temper that confidence with a dose of reality.


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