Optimist: Foles loses the quarterback derby to Trubisky, but when Trubisky fails, Foles does what he does best: He comes off the bench to lead his team to the playoffs. The Bears rally behind him, and Foles regains his 2013 touch, when he led the NFL in passer rating.
Pessimist: Foles wins the quarterback derby but is no better as a No. 1 with the Bears than he was with the Eagles, Rams or Jaguars. Unable to lift a struggling offense on his shoulders, Foles is mired in mediocrity as the sad truth is revealed: The former Super Bowl MVP is only as good as the offense around him.