Matt Nagy makes decision on Bears' starting quarterback


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According to Matt Nagy, Nick Foles will be the Bears' starting quarterback "moving forward." (Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
According to Matt Nagy, Nick Foles will be the Bears' starting quarterback "moving forward." (Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

CHICAGO — Unsurprisingly, the Chicago Bears will be moving forward with Nick Foles as their starting quarterback. Head Coach Matt Nagy announced Foles as the Week 4 starter in his press conference on Monday and implied that the starting job will be his for the foreseeable future. Foles orchestrated the Bears' Week 3 comeback over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after replacing Mitchell Trubisky under center in the third quarter at Mercedez-Benz Stadium. Foles threw three touchdown passes, all of which occurred in the fourth quarter, and outplayed Trubisky.

Foles was acquired in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the offseason and was expected to be inserted into the starting role if Trubisky, the incumbent starter, struggled early on. After Trubisky made a lazy pass that was intercepted early in the second half, Foles took over for him, and the Bears went on to outscore the Falcons 20-0 in the fourth quarter en route to winning 30-26. Foles' first start as a Bear will take place at Soldier Field on Sunday, Oct. 4, when the Bears will take on the Indianapolis Colts.

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