Even though his team sits 28th in the NFL in scoring and has scuffled through back-to-back losses, Bears coach Matt Nagy isn’t about to set up a suggestion box outside Halas Hall.
He wasn’t particularly interested — predictably — when former Bears tight end Zach Miller subtly recommended that he bench quarterback Nick Foles and go back to Mitch Trubisky by tweeting a photo of himself wearing a shirt that said, ‘‘Mitch please,’’ as Foles struggled during the game Sunday against the Saints.
‘‘I didn’t see the tweet; I don’t know anything about that,’’ Nagy said Monday. ‘‘But I think we all understand that we watch tape, we watch video and we do what’s best. We make the best decision based off of how we do as a team, not just one position, so that’s what we do.
‘‘I appreciate everyone’s opinions and thoughts, suggestions. But I think there’s a lot more to it right now than that.’’
Sure, but quarterback is an issue.
In 5 1/2 games since replacing Trubisky, Foles has completed 65% of his passes, averaged 235 yards and thrown eight touchdowns against seven interceptions for an 80.2 passer rating. He is second-worst in the NFL at 6.1 yards per pass.
Trubisky, who lasted 2 1/2 games, completed 59%, averaged 140 yards and had six touchdowns and three interceptions for an 87.4 rating.
Nagy did go back to Trubisky on Sunday, but only as a wildcat quarterback on one play. He ran for three yards.
Miller played for the Bears in 2015-17, overlapping with Trubisky for one season. He suffered a career-ending injury in 2017 but was on injured reserve with the Bears in 2018 for Nagy’s first season and has maintained a relationship with the organization.