Former Bears Coach Gives Prediction for 2020 Starting QB

Jason Schandl
Former Bears head coach Dave Wannstedt gives his prediction for the Bears' starting QB for the 2020 NFL season.
Former Bears head coach Dave Wannstedt gives his prediction for the Bears' starting QB for the 2020 NFL season. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Chicago Bears fans are likely feeling some concern about the quarterback situation into 2020. Mitchell Trubisky has been inconsistent, to say the least, and while Nick Foles may not have been a bad addition, he's certainly not a sure-fire answer as a franchise QB.

Having both QBs in the building does call into question who is going to be the starter in 2020. Recently, former Bears head coach Dave Wannstedt came out and said he believes it will be Trubisky.

Foles certainly has a better reputation, so that may seem like a strange decision, but it makes some sense. Since coming into the NFL in 2017, Trubisky has averaged 6.4 adjusted yards per pass attempt (AY/A). Foles, despite his playoff heroics, has an identical average (6.4 AY/A) since 2017.

Of course, the latter parts of Wannstedt's comments make sense as well. This franchise and its fans have seen what Trubisky has to offer. They've seen his apparent ceiling, and it's not exciting. Foles, on the other hand, has one outstanding season under his belt (albeit back in 2013), as well as a strong postseason average of 7.8 AY/A.

The Bears also just traded for Foles and took on a huge contract. You don't want to see your team make that investment without planning to get that player on the field.

Foles' brief flashes of greatness leave the door open for hope — something that Trubisky simply doesn't offer to Bears fans.

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