The Chicago Bears may just be doomed with Matt Nagy calling the shots.
Week 3 was supposed to be all about Justin Fields making his first start and ushering in a new era of Bears football.
Instead, the focus is on Nagy and how he botched the game from start to finish.
Fields was only out there because Week 1 starter Andy Dalton continues to nurse an injury.
Fans will also remember that Nick Foles is the third quarterback on the depth chart.
So if Dalton can return, will he get his job back?
And what about Foles?
Nagy has decided to leave it all up for grabs this week.
Bears’ HC Matt Nagy told reporters today that all three QBs – Justin Fields, Nick Foles and Andy Dalton – are under consideration to start in Week 4 against the Lions.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 27, 2021
This is not a great strategy when trying to establish consistency on offense.
No Direction At All
It is going to be Week 4 of the season and Nagy is considering three different quarterbacks for the starting job.
How will that come off in the locker room?
Most teams would only consider two at once, but this is a perfect illustration of the dysfunction of the Bears under Nagy and GM Ryan Pace.
Foles was originally brought in to provide competition for Mitchell Trubisky.
The latter is now in Buffalo, so the team decided to sign Dalton and declare him the starter.
Oh, and that all came before using a top pick on Fields.
That means this depth chart features three different quarterbacks who all at one point expect or expected to start for this franchise.
This is a giant mess of their own doing.
Who Should Start?
This is the ultimate question and one that may determine the fate of the team’s season and Nagy’s job.
— Herb Lawrence (@Ecnerwal23) September 27, 2021
Starting Dalton, if he is healthy, seems like the most logical option.
He began the year as the starter and deserves a fair chance to prove what he can do.
If he absolutely stinks, Fields can then come in once he has had some more preparation.
As for Foles, it makes no sense to start him.
He is the third-string quarterback and has no long-term future in Chicago.
The team would be doing him a service by trading him as opposed to playing him.
An argument could be made that his draft stock could be boosted with a great game.
But a counterpoint to that is the fact it would be pointless for the Bears to start Foles, have him run the offense, and then quickly trade him away.
The Bears need some sort of stability and are still 1-2 on the young season.
The year is not lost and one awful game in Cleveland should not define the year.
Nagy just has to make sure it does not by being smart with the quarterback situation beginning this week.
If he can’t win with any of the three signal-callers on the roster, that is on him.