Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Mike Furrey added a little more salt to Mitch Trubisky’s wound after the latter was officially benched in favour of Nick Foles.
Trubisky struggled in week 3 before Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles replaced him in the second half and led the Bears to a wild comeback victory over The Atlanta Falcons (surprise, surprise). The 2017 second overall pick hasn’t been able to quite figure out how to get the ball in his receivers’ hands downfield and Furrey had no issue with calling him out for it… very subtly.
When asked about a back-shoulder throw Foles made to Javon Wims, Furrey made sure to remind everyone that the team hasn’t “had a lot of those the last two years” and that it’s something the offence will be implementing more.
Two-three years… the same amount of time Mitch has been with the team.
Foles went 16/29 for 188 yards, threw three touchdowns and tossed one pick. Is it a coincidence that Allen Robinson had hands down his best game of the season with ten receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown? The Bears were 2-0 with Trubisky at the helm but Foles clearly gives his receivers the best opportunities to make plays.
And to think this offence could have been led by Patrick Mahomes or DeShaun Watson…
Foles didn’t work out as a starter with the Jaguars but it seems like this guy always needs to have his back against the wall in order to thrive. Look out for DA BEARS!!!!
(H/T Kevin Fishbain)