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Nick Foles will start for the Chicago Bears in Week 4 after the former Super Bowl winner replaced Mitchell Trubisky during the win over Atlanta Falcons.
The Bears were 16 points down when Matt Nagy benched Trubisky and replaced the quarterback with former Eagles star Foles.
It can be argued it was a stroke of genius with Foles leading the Bears in a remarkable comeback, the second against the Falcons in two weeks.
Trubisky was benched having been 13-for-22 for 128 yards, throwing one touchdown and one interception and will stay on the sidelines for the foreseeable future, as confirmed by Nagy.
"For us, it's never easy when you go into these types of situations," Nagy said.
"I want to credit both of those guys in yesterday's situation for being really supportive of each other this whole time.
“Even as hard as that was for Mitch to be told that Nick's going to go in and play, Mitch was, to his credit, an awesome supporter of Nick for the rest of that game.
“He flat out told Nick, 'I'm gonna have your back just like you've had mine from the start.' I think that speaks to who he is."
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Fans were quick to react on Sunday with many believing Trubisky’s career, in Chicago at least, is over.
Though the second overall pick of the 2017 Draft is only thinking about the success of the team with the Bears having started the season 3-0.
“Coach made a decision that he felt was best for the team,” Trubisky said of his benching. “I’m really happy for this team. They battled back. It was awesome to get a ‘W.'”
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“If Nick (Foles) is the starter going forward, it is what it is. I got to have his back like he had mine.”
Though should Trubisky never usurp Foles again, which is highly likely, questions will be asked about where the 26-year-old goes next.
Struggle at one NFL franchise and it’s rare that you be given a shot at another, especially as QB.
He’s made 43 career appearances in the league and Trubisky could now be wondering if he will ever add to that tally.
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