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.
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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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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.

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