Hello, football fans and welcome to the Fuel Tank! In this exciting column, we will be breaking down one of the hottest NFL debate topics and then I will be giving my viewpoint on the topic while breaking down why the opposition is false. Please don’t bash anyone or post any hateful comments as everyone has a right to their own opinion! With that said, let’s jump right into today’s story.
It was a glorious day for Chicago Bears’ fans Thursday as the Bears were able to secure a nail-biting, 20-19 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. St. Nick Foles was able to light up the Bucs defense by throwing over 240+ yards along with an outstanding touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham. The Bears officially moved to 4-1 on the season.
With that said, it seems as though Nagy is pleased with what he saw out of Foles even after their “heated exchange” that was broadcasted for the world to see. It seems as though Foles is here to stay; moreover, he should stay the starter moving forward, and here’s why:
1. Once he’s on a roll, it’ll never stop
Foles is known to become hotter than the sun once the offense shows that they’ve got a tempo working against the opposing defense. Foles had that on multiple drives especially the nine-play, 32-yard drive that set the Bears and Cairo Santos up for the game-winning field goal. This game wasn’t the only time this type of skilled flashed off.
It happened in the 2017 playoffs that secured the Eagles a Super Bowl victory for the first time in franchise history; furthermore, it dubbed him as the hero of Philadelphia. Before the Super Bowl, it occurred on November 4th, 2013 when Nick Foles tied with the NFL-record for the most passing touchdowns in a game (7), so let’s not act like Foles hasn’t been serviceable for quite some time now.
2. He’s proven that he can rally from behind
Remember two weeks against the Falcons when he made his Bears debut? If you’ve already forgotten, he was able to overcome a 16-point deficit in the 4th quarter and he threw for three spectacular touchdown passes to Allen Robinson (1) and Jimmy Graham (2) along with 188 passing yards. Yes, the Falcons defense is terrible, but a 16-point comeback is tough to do in any football game.
Also, as I stated before, he was able to lead a game-winning drive against the Bucs. As a fan of the NFL, you have to love it when Foles does amazing things in the league as he’s one of the most likable players in the league.
3. He’s consistent
With Trubisky, you hope that he does “barely enough” to pull out a victory for the Bears; on the other hand, with Foles, you know what you’ll be getting out of his game in and game out. He was lighting defenses up left and right and according to Usayd Koshul (a writer for the dawindcity.com), “from the moment he stepped onto the field, Foles wasted no time slinging the ball and being aggressive (during the Falcons game)“. That’s something the Bears have wanted for a while and they expected Trubisky to deliver that.
Sadly, that never held true as he’ll remain on the bench for the long run.
Addressing the other side
Did you see the Colts game?
Yes, and he played atrociously in that bout; even though that holds, that was his first start for the Bears organization, so he probably wasn’t used to everything as of then. After this game, the nerves were settled and it showed a few days ago when they were able to beat the Bucs. I feel as though that with Foles, he’ll be able to breathe the life that is desperately needed in Soldier Field, the offense, and the entire organization.
Didn’t Trubisky win the first two games of the season?
He almost lost to the Lions and would’ve lost if D’Andre Swift didn’t drop that game-winning catch, almost lost to the Giants who are one of the worst teams in the league, and was about to lose to the Falcons until Foles showed up and won them the game. If you almost lose against those three teams (and not even play that well against them), you shouldn’t be a starter in the league. Nagy had seen enough and it’s becoming increasingly true that Trubisky wasn’t worth the 2nd pick of the 2017 NFL Draft and he’ll always remain known as a bust.
In closing, that’s the (short) case for why Foles should remain the starter for the Bears. What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment down below to join the discussion.
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