Bears Starting QB Odds Flip Again With New Favorite for Week 1

The Bears starting quarterback odds again favor Nick Foles or Week 1.
The Bears starting quarterback odds again favor Nick Foles or Week 1. / Pool/Getty Images

One of the most notable position battles in training camp this season is in the Chicago Bears' camp. After incompetent quarterback play in 2019, the team traded for veteran passer Nick Foles, putting him in competition with Mitch Trubisky for the starting gig.

The competition has been back and forth in the books this offseason and the odds flipped yet again. Currently, Foles is the odds-on favorite to be the Week 1 starter, at -150, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Neither passer had much success in 2019. Foles was given a big contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but got injured in Week 1. He would return later in the season, but got beat out by Gardner Minshew. In the end, Foles would never win a game in his time with the Jaguars, throwing 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in four games.

Trubisky had a winning record last season, going 8-7. However, he was viewed as the weak point of the Bears all season entire time. He averaged just over 200 yards passing per game, throwing 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. More importantly, he had just five games with multiple touchdowns thrown.

The Bears don't need an MVP-caliber quarterback. They never have, since they are typically led by a stout defense. Instead, they need a passer that will be steady and won't actively lose games for them. The odds suggest they will decide the veteran Foles will be the player they trust to do this.

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