The Chicago Bears imported Nick Foles to help push Mitchell Trubisky or take his job.
“He actually looks like a whole new player this year,” Patterson said Tuesday. “I see it in his eyes and everything. He’s got that fire in him. That’s what we need out of our quarterbacks, that competition, it brings the best out of everybody. I’m excited to see what him and Nick can do for that job.”
Coming off a poor, injury-ravaged campaign, the Bears declined Trubisky’s fifth-year option and imported a potential replacement. The weight of it all pushed the quarterback in a make-or-break campaign.