NFL Odds: Trubisky Favored to Start at QB in Week 1

Early in June, Nick Foles was the heavy favorite to start under center for the Bears in Week 1. As of this week, Trubisky has taken the lead.
Brian Good
Fri, July 3, 11:25 AM EDT

At the start of this NFL offseason, oddsmakers were fairly certain that Nick Foles would be starting the season under center for the Chicago Bears.

Former No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky is coming off a disappointing season for Chicago, and the Bears moved the 140th overall pick to acquire Foles, a former Super Bowl MVP, from Jacksonville.

As of June 1, Foles was -305 to be the Bears starting quarterback in Week 1, odds that implied a 75% chance. Now, just a month later, Foles is -110 which implies a 52.4% chance he starts in Week 1.

On the other hand, Trubisky started the month at +200 and has moved all the way up to be the favorite at -130.

It’s unclear what has caused the shift in odds, but it makes sense that Chicago would give Trubisky every chance to win the job.

They’ve invested just a fourth-round pick in Foles, but used valuable draft capital to move up and select Trubisky in 2017.

For now, it’s a waiting game. But the team has said to expect an open competition during preseason.

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