Bears Starting Quarterback Odds for Week 1 Give Narrow Edge to Favorite

Zach Brunner
Nick Foles is favored to win the starting job over Mitch Trubisky.
Nick Foles is favored to win the starting job over Mitch Trubisky. / Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Last season, many viewed the Chicago Bears as being a quality quarterback away from contending for a Super Bowl. Because of this, the team decided to trade for former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to come in and compete with Mitchell Trubisky.

It appears as though this will be a true quarterback competition, with no current commitment to either player being the starter. Right now, though, the odds suggest Foles (-135) has the better chance to open as the team's Week 1 starter over Trubisky (+105), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Bears will be Foles' fifth team in six seasons, and it has been a rollercoaster throughout. Foles has spent the majority of his time being a backup, starting just 13 regular season games over the past four seasons. Most recently, he was with Jacksonville, where he went 0-4 as a starter.

It would be tough to find a player criticized more than Trubisky last season, though. His throws were inconsistent, as was his decision making. His 5.9 average yards per attempt (AY/A) was also tied for the second-worst mark among all qualified passers, ahead of only Mason Rudolph (5.7).

This will be a battle to watch in training camp, but the hope is that the competition will force each player to be their best, which could improve the overall play at the position.

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