If you would have asked any NFL fan or analyst at the beginning of the year what teams would be undefeated through three weeks no one, and I mean no one would have said the Chicago Bears.
What are the Bears doing different from last year? The players seem to believe in the system. Mitch Trubisky was the starter for the first two weeks of the season and the Bears were able to get off to a good start. Yesterday though, Matt Nagy had to make a decision.
The Bears were losing bad to the Falcons and Nagy made the move to put in Nick Foles. It was perfect timing.
Nagy pulled the plug on Mitch Trubisky by benching the 2017 No. 2 overall pick early in the third quarter in favor of Foles, who threw three fourth quarter touchdowns to lead the Bears to a ridiculous 30-26 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Matt Nagy would not come out and say that Foles was the starter next week against the Colts but I think you have to ride with Foles at this point.
Trubisky threw an ugly interception on the third play of the third quarter and that was enough. Bill Lazor and Matt Nagy had seen enough. That is not an easy decision to make.
The Bears looked different with Foles though. They looked like they could compete with anyone. Players were fighting to win. Players were believing they could pull off the upset. It does not help that the Falcons seem to lose every game they are up when winning by more than two touchdowns.
But we need to start giving Matt Nagy and the Bears some damn respect. They are playing a high level of football right now. I want to personally apologize for slotting you all Trevor Lawrence in my latest mock draft. I don’t see that as a possibility at this point. Y’all might end up winning the division.