For the first time since news broke about Mitchell Trubisky wining the starting quarterback job of the Chicago Bears, head coach Matt Nagy met the media on Sunday afternoon.
“Mitch won the job,” Nagy said from Halas Hall after practice. “I think that’s very important for him, to us, to understand that he worked very hard to get to this point.”
Nagy alluded to the improvements that he saw from Trubisky both on the field and off the field helped lead him to selecting Trubisky over Nick Foles. He cited Trubisky’s footwork, accuracy, command, and pocket presence as being better this training camp while adding that Trubisky is “in a really good place right now,” and saying that “he’s kind of got this laser focus going on.”
He said that the competition was a fair one, and it was a close one, and that ultimately it was his decision to make.
The easy thing for Trubisky would have been to fold this offseason with the Bears making the trade for Foles and declining the 5th-year option, but he simply went to work on keeping his job and won the initial battle.
Nagy said that after all Trubisky has been through that there’s an “opportunity here to be a really, really cool story,” and that he’ll have “the opportunity to prove a lot of people right.”
You can check out Nagy, Trubisky, and Foles all in the video below that was recorded earlier today from Halas Hall after practice.