Bears to keep moving forward with Nick Foles at quarterback

"I have a lot of confidence in Nick," coach Matt Nagy says.
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By 670 The Score

(670 The Score) The Bears' offensive line issues were abundantly clear in a 24-10 loss to the Rams on Monday night, when quarterback Nick Foles was sacked four times.

With the line continuing to play poorly, could the Bears make a change and insert the more mobile Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback? That answer is no, with coach Matt Nagy standing by Foles as the starter.

"We have a lot of confidence and I have a lot of confidence in Nick right now with where he’s at," Nagy said Tuesday. "Again, this is a process for us to work though, and it’s not just one person. It’s really not."

Nagy added he'll also continue as the Bears' offensive play-caller, though he expressed an openness to relinquishing that duty to someone like offensive coordinator Bill Lazor if that's best for the team.

The Bears are averaging 19.7 points per game, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They're gaining 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 30th. Chicago hasn't surpassed 300 total yards of offense in any of Foles' four starts.

Trubisky was benched during the third quarter of the Bears' 30-26 win against the Falcons on Sept. 27, a game in which Foles came off the bench and led a comeback from down 16 points.

Foles, 31, has completed 64.1% of his passes for 1,139 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. He was acquired by the Bears in March through a trade with the Jaguars.

Trubisky, 26, has completed 59.3% of his passes for 560 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions this season. The No. 2 overall pick in 2017, Trubisky is playing in the final season of his rookie contract.

The Bears (5-2) host the Saints (4-2) on Sunday at Soldier Field.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.