The Chicago Bears have a bye in Week 11.
Given how their Week 10 game ended on Monday Night Football, the team is probably happy about that.
Starting QB Nick Foles took a shot in the waning seconds of the 4th quarter against the Vikings.
He fell forcefully to the ground on his hip and leg.
Foles was carted off the field in tears.
Thankfully, Foles did not have a broken hip or leg as some feared.
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 17, 2020
It’s hard to believe Foles would get criticized for his physical reaction to his injury, but he did.
Former Ravens and Jets LB Bart Scott had plenty to say about Foles on ESPN’s Keyshawn, JWill, & Zubin show.
Scott played for 11 years, from 2002-2008 with the Ravens and from 2009-2012 with the Jets.
His career peaked in 2006.
Scott had 78 solo tackles and 2 INTs, and he made the Pro Bowl.
No matter what else happens in his NFL career, Nick Foles is immortalized because he is a Super Bowl Champion and Super Bowl MVP.
Remember that time Bart Scott was the Super Bowl MVP? Me neither.
— Captain Oblivious M.D. (@lordofthebags) November 21, 2020
Foles coming off the bench in the wake of Carson Wentz‘s injury and leading the Eagles to the championship is legendary.
There is a statue of Foles outside of Lincoln Financial Field.
Remember when Nick Foles won the Super Bowl and they put a statue of him in Philly. pic.twitter.com/sQraNlje8T
— 𝗟𝗮𝘄𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝘆𝗻𝗲𝘀 (@lt4kicks) November 17, 2020
All this means it that Nick Foles has nothing else to prove.
Unlike Bart Scott, he won the big games and has a Super Bowl ring.
It seems insensitive for a former player who knows the physical rigors of the game to be so callous in his comments.
Speaking of insensitive, Bart Scott isn’t alone.
The Minnesota Vikings official Twitter account was guilty of being insensitive also.
Not knowing the severity of Foles’ injury didn’t stop someone from celebrating the win like this.
Bear, Down pic.twitter.com/zaf8X4qKda
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 17, 2020
Foles vs. Trubisky
Hopefully, Nick Foles gets an opportunity to come back healthy and quiet his naysayers.
Given that Foles and Mitch Trubisky are handing off the QB duties like a baton in a relay race, nobody knows what will happen.
“I don’t know about Mitch. I think there’s a possibility, but I don’t know that for sure. We just have to take it day by day.”
Asked about switching back to Mitchell Trubisky, Nagy said: "When you lose four in a row, everything's on the table." Key factor is that both are dealing with injuries.
— Larry Mayer (@LarryMayer) November 17, 2020